That was Cain's line against the D-backs last night. That easily qualifies as a dominant start. Also, don't believe that because the Diamondbacks are in last place that they are a team that gets dominated like this all the time. they are 6th in baseball in homeruns, 9th in slugging, and 5th in walks. They are good at providing offense.
Matt Cain is one of the more maddening pitchers on the Giants' staff. He has the stuff to completely dominate. So good he has been compared to Hall of Famer Tom Seaver. He never seems to get any runs, the bullpen has given up more leads for him than probably anybody in the majors, and at times he is just awful.
He will then rattle off a start like he did last night and everyone will remember why they love this kid. He has the potential to do this every time he takes the hill and more often than not he does. You just can't help but wish he would put it all together a little more often. But Cain is young. In fact, he is younger than even Tim Lincecum. he will be 26 this October so even though he is already in his 6th big league season, he still has plenty of time to put it all together and win a lot of games.
The Buster Posey show continues. He now has a 16 game hitting streak which is currently 3rd best among Giants rookies all time. Behind only Orlando Cepeda and Willie McCovey. Not bad company to be in.
Link of the day:
Nice story in USAtoday about the Giants newest Hall of Famer, Jon Miller. Best line is about how Miller told his wife he was in the hall. He asks her: "Did you ever sleep with a member of the baseball Hall of Fame?"