Tuesday night opened the final homestand of the season for the San Francisco Giants (72-85) against rivals and 2013 NL West Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers (91-66).
It was your typical Giants vs. Dodgers game, with a low score of 2-1 and pitching duels, but in the end, the Giants were handed their 85th loss of the season. Starting pitcher, Matt Cain (8-10, 4.00 ERA), once again, took the loss for the game . He gave up two runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts over seven innings. Both runs were homers from Yasiel Puig in the fifth inning and then from Matt Kemp in the sixth inning.
Giants Manager, Bruce Bochy, was impressed with Cain’s pitching but the lack of offense throughout the line up caused another loss on his record.
“Cain pitched well, he pitched great, and the bullpen did a good job,” said Bochy, “We played well but we just couldn’t get the bats going and the runs on the board.”
The one run of the game for the Giants came from Tony Abreu in the fifth in...