Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 4/13/12
The Pirates play in their third home opener of the season this afternoon against the Giants, as both clubs look to shake off an ugly first week of the season and start moving towards something more positive. We all know about the Pirates' inability to score runs, but the Giants' problem is flipped from what you'd expect; they're second in the NL with 33 runs scored so far, but they've allowed 36, which is 15th in the NL. Given their excellent pitching staff, that's not at all what you'd expect from them, though we're obviously still early enough in the season for small sample sizes to provide wonky results. They go to Matt Cain for the opener today, which makes some sense since the club just made him the highest-paid right-handed pitcher in history. Cain doesn't seem quite like the guy you'd expect for that honor -- he's good but I don't think I'd call him great and he's probably the third-best pitcher on his own team -- but he's a good pitcher nonetheless and so Clint Hurdle's shuf...
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