In Melky Cabrera’s first game back at AT&T Park he received boos and catcalls, but still hit well.
However, the day belonged to Tim Lincecum, Andres Torres and Sergio Romo as the Giants won 2-1 on seven strong innings from Timmy, a great 8th by Affeldt and a good save by Romo. Torres’ 2-run homer that continued his ownage of Johnson was the game winner.
Giants 2, Blue Jays 1
In Game Two, Cy Young Award-winning knuckleballer R.A. Dickey mowed down the Giants and Barry Zito gave up 8 hits and 4 runs, but didn’t look too bad. The story was Dickey, who was nearly unhittable and in command.
Blue Jays 4, Giants 0
Crazy double header in which the Cards scored an obscene number of runs off Matt Cain for the second time in a row in, specifically, the third inning – representing some adjustment they are making to a habit he has that allows them to shell him for hits the second time through the order. Ouch.
That said, in the final game of the series the Giants got back to basics, played crisp defense and got a GREAT start from Chad Gaudin. This win was important for many reasons, maybe later I’ll get into some of those but it was:
Cardinals 15, Giants 1 in the doubleheader as they won 8-0 and 7-1.
Giants 4, Cardinals 2 – Chad Gaudin gets the win in his first start of 2013.
The Athletics beat a loose, sloppy, error-filled, weak-hitting Giant team for three games and succumbed to decent defense and slightly better hitting in game four.
The only thing missing from these Giant losses was the Yakkity Sax music that makes anything it goes with look cartoonish. sigh.