If you would have asked anyone before last nights Giants game if the Giants would score 8 runs in a game that Peavy starts for the Padres. I’m sure everyone would say yeah right. The Giants can barely get a run or two off of a teams number 5 starter. Well that actually happened last night and 6 of the runs were charged to Peavy. Maybe the Giants felt like boxers since it was Manny Pacquiao bobble head night.
No one expected this game to have many runs. Peavy vs. Cain just sounds like a pitchers duel. The score was 2-1 Padres when Edgar Renteria stepped to the plate with bases loaded. Renteria hit a Grand-Slam off of Jake Peavy. That’s the first Grand-Slam Peavy has ever given up. This had the Giants fans going crazy. Renteria has been off to a very slow start and has had the media questioning his signing. Well he stepped up big-time last night. Renteria came into the game hitting .200 with only 1 RBI. Renteria went 3-4 scoring 2 runs and 5 RBI’s. He’s a career .290 hitter, so I’m sure his average will creep back up soon. Just are on a 2 game winning streak. Lets hope they can keep the streak alive.
The Giants got Cain his 2nd win. Cain is off to a 2-0 start this season. Cain pitched 6 innings giving up 9 hits and 2 runs. It wasn’t Cain’s best stuff but he shouldn’t need his best stuff every time out there if the team can get him some runs like they did last night.
The Giants are sending Zito to the mound against Young. The Giants are going for the short series sweep. Can you even bring a broom out for a 2 game sweep? The Giants have had some very great pitching since Sanchez Friday night vs. the D-Backs. Giants fans are hoping Zito can continue with the teams strength and that’s the starting pitching.
I did hear on the radio this morning that the Giants are going to skip Sanchez next start cause of the 2 off days this week. Sanchez pitched a gem in his last start. They just don’t want to get Lincecum and Johnson with 7 days rest. They don’t want them to get a little rusty with to long of a break. The good thing about Sanchez missing his start is he’s going to be available today. If Zito gets in any danger early. They will bring Sanchez in to see if he can continue like he did Friday night.
Pablo Sandoval is going to get his first start of the season behind the plate, so for you fantasy people that have Molina on your team. You might want to sit him today, cause he’s not going to play. They are giving him a day off since he’s caught every game so far this season. The Giants do not have any other catching on the roster. They decided to just have Molina and Sandoval as his backup.
Giants are 5-8 right now. They are 0-6 on the road and 5-2 at home.
~ King of Cali