Gamecast: August 12, 2010 Cubs at Giants
Mark Twain once said: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Weather aside, the trip to the Bay Area has been cold so far for the boys in blue. With the Cain to the Cub's Abel on the rubber today, it looks to get considerably colder. At least with the subtraction of Mike Fontenot the average height of the team has increased considerably.
This afternoon the Cubs run into the scoreless innings train that is Matt Cain. Sure, he doesn't have a current innings streak going after giving up runs against the Braves in his last start. However, remember that series preview I wrote that said Matt Cain owns us? Well, this ain't no urban myth. In his last three starts against the Cubs (from 2008-2009) Cain has put up the following line against the Cubs: 23 IP, 0 R(earned or otherwise), 27K. Yeah... so there's that scoreless inning streak. If those numbers don't scream "Cub Killer" I don't know what does.
Looks like it should be a fun afternoon. At least it's Thursday. And Thursday means good happy hours. Take solace in that, Cubs fans.