The lead is down to 4 games; the Giants can tie with a sweep of the 'Dres
It gets little better the rest of the series with Tomko vs. Eaton (3.13 ERA at home, 1.32 WHIP, .257 BAA; Alfonzo, Alou, Bonds, Durham, and Snow have clobbered him); Schmidt vs. Astacio (3.38 ERA at PETCO, 1.20 WHIP, .202 BAA; Alfonzo, Alou, Bonds, Matheny, and Snow have crushed him); and Lowry vs. Lawrence (4.64 ERA at home, 1.26 WHIP, .256 BAA; Bonds, Durham and Feliz have dominated him). It will just be a gaunlet of pitchers the Giants will face against the 'Dres, hopefully they will be up for it.
What about Cain?!? Another good outing, going 6.0 IP, only 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 homer, 1 R/ER, with 4 strikeouts. Although Hawkins promptly blew the save and cost Cain the victory, Cain was able to have another sterling pitching performance - in particular in Coors, the warped reality of baseball there where 5 run leads are not safe. He has not had one bad outing yet and continues to impress with his consistency, unlike King Felix, who had two bad starts in a row before nearly pitching a no-hitter.