Matt Cain was looking to lead the San Francisco Giants to a much needed victory this afternoon against the Milwaukee Brewers, but instead had one of his roughest outings of the year. The Brew Crew were all over Cain early and often, and eventually blanked the Giants by a score of 6-0 at Miller Park.
Cain (L 3-4) lasted for six innings, striking out six and walking one. But he allowed an uncharacteristic 11 hits leading to five of Milwaukee’s six runs, although 10 of those hits were merely singles. Yovani Gallardo (W 7-2) pitched very well for the Brew Crew, lasting eight full innings while allowing only five hits with only one walk and five punch outs.
The lineup filled with youngsters and call ups this afternoon for San Francisco couldn’t get anything going at the plate, grounding into two double plays and leaving three runners in scoring postion.
With the loss the Giants move to 28-24. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants will head to St. Louis tomorrow to begin a four game set with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Madison Bumgarner (1-6 3.79 ERA) will be on the bump to take on Kyle McClellan (6-1 3.11 ERA) for the Red Birds.