Somewhere, an American League fan weeps.
Matt Cain looked nasty in the first inning, with his only blemish being a 1-0 change that Carlos Beltran blooped in front of Angel Pagan. In the second inning, though, Cain labored. And labored. And labored. But he didn't break.
Yadier Molina worked Cain to a 3-2 count, and when Cain came in with a fastball, Molina lined it into left for a solid single. David Freese also worked the count full, and Cain's fastball on the payoff pitch just missed:
Or not. Whatever. It was a walk to put two on with no outs. Daniel Descalso followed the walk with a grounder to first, forcing the runner out at second, and Pete Kozma struck out after that. Which brought up Kyle Lohse with two outs. Easy out, right?
Well, dang. That put the Giants up 2-0 in what is literally -- literally -- a must -win game for both teams.