Found April 13, 2012 on Sports Blog Net:
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[caption id="attachment_67" align="alignnone" width="381" caption="Matt Cain throws a one hit complete game shutout in home opener"][/caption] The opening ceremonies in today's home opener was one of the most emotional one's I have ever seen. The Giants saluted the 1962 National League Champion team, where all the great legends came out and stood next to the 2012 Giants. It gave me chills because it was the legends of the past standing next to the Giants of now and the future. Also Tyler Stow, son of Bryan Stow threw out the first pitch today, and the orgaization and fans were brightened when Bryan Stow made a live satellite appearance on the jumbo tron to cheer on his son. It was so amazing to see him looking stronger and still rooting for the team he loves. It definitely made me tear up and feel so grateful to be a fan of the Giants with so many other phenomenal people. The ceremonies were awesome, but the game was even better. Matt Cain threw the first complete game shutout by a Giant in a home opener. Cain only allowed one hit, which he surrendered to the opposing pitcher James Mcdonald in the 6th. Cain's fastball was devastating againt the Pirates today. He got ahead early in counts, and used the fastball and curve ball alot to have them off balance and missing. He finished the day with 11 K's and no walks. If it weren't for the Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle not pinch hitting for Mcdonald, he would have thrown a perfect game. There are no other pitchers in the league who have thrown a shut out or complete game so far this season. Mr Zito and now Matt Cain are the only ones. Besides Matt Cain being brilliant today, the offense again came out swinging a hot stick. The Giants struck right away in the 1st by a double off the center field wall by Buster Posey. It was his first home game back from his injury and he sure gave the crowd even more to cheer about with that hit. Right after that, Aubrey Huff roped a line drive single to right field to score Posey and move the lead to 2-0. If it weren't for Cain, Huff would have been the player of the game today. He was absolutley locked in at the plate. Huff went 2/3 with 3 RBI's and a walk. His second hit was laser 2-run homer to right in the 8th inning, that extended the lead and secured the game for Cain.[caption id="attachment_68" align="alignleft" width="246" caption="Huff celebrating with the team after his 2-run home run today"][/caption] Huff is the guy the Giants and fans know has to have a good year for them to really dominate offensively. He's been hitting the ball hard so far this year, and today the ball finally fell in his favor. He's the oldest offensive verteran on the team, and he knows he is one of the leaders. The Melk Man, Melky Cabrera had yet another great game. He is one of the hottest hitters in the league so far this year. He went 2/3 and scored twice. He is batting .414 so far this season and by the looks of how dialed in he is, I don't see him cooling down anytime soon.[caption id="attachment_69" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Melky Cabrera is on fire to start the year "][/caption] The other complete game shutout man will pitch tomorrow night. Zito looks to have another great performance and give the Giants their 3rd straight win. I think tomorrow Barry is going to get his loudest applause and cheer from the fans since he's been in San Francisco. Overall today's home opener was one of the best I have ever seen in my life as a Giants fan, and Matt Cain was the star of the show. Now if Lincecum can just find his groove and get out of his slump, this team is going to look very scary.
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