National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Sunday, May 6th
(All times Eastern)
Milwaukee Brewers (12-15) at San Francisco Giants (13-14), 4:05 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: Milwaukee - Shaun Marcum (1-1, 3.19)
San Francisco - Matt Cain (1-2, 2.35)
(Sports Network) - Matt Cain hopes for a little run support this afternoon
when the San Francisco Giants play the rubber match of their three-game series
with the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park.
Cain has lost his last two starts, but the Giants have managed just three
total runs in those contests. That on the heels of him throwing nine scoreless
innings against Philadelphia without getting a win.
"That's one of those situations where more times than not, we're going to get
some runs," Cain said. "If those guys keep getting those chances, it's going
to be fun."
Cain had his streak of 21 consecutive scoreless innings snapped in a loss to
Miami on Tuesday, as he allowed two runs and six hits in eight innings,
dropping him to 1-2 on the year to go along with a 2.35 earned run average.
In seven starts versus the Brewers, Cain is 2-5 with a 4.70 ERA.
Run support was problem for Milwaukee starter Shaun Marcum his last time out
as well, as he scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings to Milwaukee
only to walk away without a decision in his team's 2-0 loss.
"Really good. Really mixed his speeds well," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenicke
said. "This should be a ballgame to really get him locked in."
Marcum hasn't received a decision in his last three starts and is 1-1 on the
year with a 3.19 ERA. He's also 1-1 in three starts versus the Giants with a
San Francisco evened this series at game apiece on Saturday, as Madison
Bumgarner tossed seven innings of one-run ball and the Giants rolled to a 5-2
Bumgarner (5-1), who also added an RBI double, gave up just six hits and one
walk while striking out five. Javier Lopez finished off the eighth after
Guillermo Mota served up a leadoff home run and Santiago Casilla tossed a
scoreless ninth to record his fifth save of the season.
Buster Posey finished 2-for-4 with an RBI single, while Hector Sanchez, Conor
Gillaspie and Brett Pill had an RBI apiece for the Giants, who snapped a four-
"We have to keep going out there and playing with determination," Giants
outfielder Angel Pagan said. "We have to keep that same momentum and keep
playing hard and we'll be fine."
Ryan Braun cracked a solo homer and Alex Gonzalez added an RBI single for the
Brewers, who have dropped three of their last four contests.
Randy Wolf (2-3) was tagged for four runs on nine hits while striking out
three and did not walk a batter over six full frames.
Milwaukee split its six meetings with the Giants last season, but has lost
three of its last five in San Francisco.
05/06 10:31:30 ET