By Chandler Guadagnin
The San Francisco Giants- 13 and 1 in their last 14 games- head to Colorado to take on the Rockies tonight at 5:40 PM PT. San Francisco will hand the ball to Matt Cain, as they look for a win against Rockies’ starter, Tyler Chatwood. In nine games, Cain has posted a record of 1-5, with an ERA of 5.37.
The unusual part about this stretch is how they have been getting it done: with seeing-eye hits, bleeders, bloopers, and just plain luck. As the old baseball adage goes, “When you’re hot, you’re hot”. In this superior 14 game stretch, San Francisco has averaged 3.5 runs a game and have outscored their opponents, 49 to 30.
During this month of May, in 24 games, the Giants, as a team, have compiled a .243 batting average, a slugging percentage of .360, and a .321 on-base percentage, currently putting them at 13th best offense in Major League Baseball. These aren’t numbers typical of a team this hot, but since when does baseball follow the rules of logic.
It remains to be seen if the Giants can keep rolling. You can catch all of the action on NBC Bay Area or listen on KNBR 680.