Nothing like a one-hitter by the opposition to lose your fifth game in a row.
The San Francisco Giants blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-0 Friday night behind a one-hitter from Giants pitcher Matt Cain. The only hit Cain gave up was a second inning double by Mark Reynolds, which was just barely a hit to begin with. His hit carried just over the head of Giants center fielder Aaron Rowland. Reynolds was the only base runner the Dbacks had all night. Cain only pitched to one batter over the minimum. It’s hard to determine if it was Cain’s great pitching or the Dbacks lack of fight and ability to hit the right pitches. I think it was a little of both.
The Dbacks have started to fall into one of those offensive funks. Most teams fall into one a few times a season. Unfortunately it is coming during a time the Dbacks pitchers still can not get it together. Dbacks starter Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits, but walked five. That is not acceptable. Especially against a team that is not allowing any base runners whatsoever. Reliever Chad Qualls had another stellar outing. He gave up 2 runs in one inning of work.
I guess they’ll try again tomorrow. That’s all you can do.