Matt Cain earned his first career win against the Dodgers, and the Giants swept their bitter rivals to move one and a half games behind the Padres. Now the Giants must root for the Dodgers to beat up on the Padres so they can overtake them and surge into first place in the NL West:
…. The Giants, who welcomed Javier Lopez to the bullpen while welcoming back Brian Wilson, beat the Dodgers 2-0 on Sunday night in front of a vigorous, sold-out crowd and a national television audience, sweeping their rivals at home for the first time since 2004.
The team continues to play extremely well, just good old-fashioned, hard-nosed baseball, and is impressing the hell out of me. The packed house, playoff-intensity atmosphere yesterday was a sight for sore eyes. It’s been a while, that’s for sure, and I’m glad to see it.