I’ve never been in the Giants’ clubhouse when Matt Cain sees the lineup behind him, but I’d imagine it’s something like this.
Matt Cain: /sees lineup
1. Gregor Blanco (L) RF
2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
3. Melky Cabrera (S) LF
4. Buster Posey (R) C
5. Angel Pagan (S) CF
6. Joaquin Arias (R) 3B
7. Emmanuel Burriss (S) 2B
8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
9. Matt Cain (R) P
Matt Cain: This is what you give me to work with?
Bruce Bochy: Gotta play the matchups.
Matt Cain: /turns to Madison Bumgarner
Madison Bumgarner: Don’t look at me — I had to deal with it yesterday.
/goes back to feeding cow
Matt Cain: I gotta do this myself, huh?
::flash forward to 6th inning::
Matt Cain: Up by one run? Only one run?
Brandon Crawford: /hit by pitch
Matt Cain: Go time.
/comes up to bat
/hits double, drives in two runs
Brandon Belt hit a triple, too, and it was pretty. Melky Cabrera drove in two runs. Matt Cain also pitched very beautifully because he is, of course, Matt Cain.