And nine wins in a row for the Giants. Today's afternoon tilt featured the soon-to-be NL pitcher of the month, Jason Schmidt, dominating the Rockies to the tune of 11 strikeouts, two hits and 8 innings of shutout ball, as he led the Giants to a 3-1 victory, capping a perfect 6-0 homestand in which the G-men rose from the grave to climb over .500 a
nd into a pennant race. With Bonds and Grissom (the only hitters on the team batting above .300) watching from the dugout, the Giants saw Michael Tucker blast one into McCovey Cove, and Pedro Feliz reach base four times to generate enough offense to make Schmidt's gem stand up.
Now they embark on a season-long 14 game road trip, in which they'll see whether this streak is a mirage or a sign of what the team is really made of.