GIANTS 3 - PHILLIES 0
Big Game Cain.
I think it's safe to say that he has earned that nickname. Cain absolutely dominated the Phillies holding them to 2 hits in seven shutout innings. Other than 3 walks and 2 hit batters, the Phillies really didn't put up too much of a Phight. Cain threw down a challenge to the rest of the Giants staff today. He showed them this Phillie team could be dominated and as they have been telling us all season, the good pitching is contagious.
The scoring was opened by, who else, Cody Ross. I want to take this moment to thank the Florida Marlins for giving the Giants this guy to the Giants for nothing. They are also paying his salary so they can technically say they have a player in the post season.
Bruce Bochy must save his good decisions for the post season because everything this guy has done has worked out. Flip-flop Matt Cain with Jonathan Sanchez? Cool, Sanchez pitched decent and we already know about Cain. Pull a struggling Torres and Fontenot and replace them with Renteria and Rowand? They only scored two of the Giants 3 runs. Bat Aubrey Huff 5th? He only drives in Pat Burrell with 2 outs in the fourth. Put Nate Schierholtz in RF late in the game? He only holds Jimmy Rollins to a single off the RF wall in the 9th with a tremendous defensive play and throw.
Bochy has been raked over the coals by all of us (myself included) for a lot of his decisions during his Giants career. He could probably turn water into wine in this postseason right now. MLB network has been gushing over him all day today and rightfully so.
So Boch, I am glad you are at the helm this postseason!
Only 2 more wins to the World Series!