SAN FRANCISCO cheap Matt Cain jersey’s mini roll came to a screeching halt Friday night, and so did any momentum the Giants jerseys gained by winning their first post All Star break series in nine tries back in Miami two days ago.
Cain and the Giants jerseys came to AT Park and got whacked around 5 2 by another team in black and orange, the Baltimore Orioles jerseys, hardly the way manager Bruce Bochy had hoped his team might open a favorable schedule run 15 of 18 games at home.
The veteran right hander, who appeared to have found a real groove a 2.35 ERA over his previous 151/3 innings to go with those three wins was back to grooving pitches down the middle and having them bashed to all parts of the ballpark.
Cain (4 7) gave up a pair of home runs, including a mammoth 441 foot cheap Mark Trumbo jersey blast to the top rows of the left field bleachers, and also gave up three searing doubles on pitches that were right in the prime hitting zone.
“It’s fair to say he didn’t have his good fastball command tonight,” said Bochy. “A lot of them came back over the middle of the plate, and that’s a good hitting ballclub.”
Cain lasted just 4 plus innings and gave up 11 hits and five runs in just 87 pitches. He struck out seven and walked only one, but his ability to locate on the corners was clearly lacking, the disturbing trend that plagued him in the first half and his first two starts after coming off the disabled list from a hamstring strain.
“It’s not bad,” Cain maintained. “Both of the homers came on pitches that weren’t really that far off, maybe an inch or two where guys could hit them. That can be the difference of being off the end of the bat or in on the hands. But I got a couple heaters on the plate and they didn’t miss ’em.”
As for the Giants jerseys and their offense, their severe run producing anemia continued. San Francisco managed just five hits, and it was the 13th time in 25 games since the break that the Giants jerseys scored two runs or fewer. In their one real chance for a breakout inning against Baltimore starter cheap Dylan Bundy jersey two on and one out in the third cheap Brandon Belt jersey hit into a double play to end the rally.
Belt did redeem himself in the ninth with an RBI single, but at the point the Giants jerseys showed a pulse, Orioles jerseys manager Buck Showalter wasted no time going to lockdown lefty closer cheap Zach Britton jersey, who has not allowed an earned run in a major league record 40 straight games.
Britton, facing the heart of the order cheap Buster Posey jersey, cheap Brandon Crawford jersey and cheap Hunter Pence jersey notched three straight outs for his 36th consecutive save this year.
The Giants jerseys, who managed to stay a game ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys in the National League West despite the loss, were already behind 4 0 by the time they got to the bottom of the third. Hardy and cheap Adam Jones jersey brought the second run home.
In the top of the third, cheap Manny Machado jersey hit a bullet single to left and Trumbo followed with a nine pitch battle that culminated with him mashing a Cain fastball well over the left field wall. It was Trumbo’s 33rd homer, tops in baseball.
“I just ended up making a pitch that wasn’t a bad location, but maybe to him not the best spot to throw to, and he put a good swing on it,” Cain said.
Cain’s night ended when cheap Chris Davis jersey hit his 24th homer of the year, an opposite field shot to left, to start the fifth. The Giants jerseys got three strong scoreless innings from cheap George Kontos jersey and two more from Jake Peavy but the offense couldn’t put a serious dent in the Baltimore lead.
Posey said the Giants jerseys just have to keep plugging and believing. “We’ll have a couple games where cheap mlb jerseys china we score 7 8 runs, but we’re just not doing it consistently enough,” he said. “I think we’ve got the ability to get on a good streak, and you just have to say tomorrow’s the day that we get it going.”