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    Monday April 28th 8:15 MT TV: FSN-HD | Radio: KOA
    TV: CSN-BA | Radio: KNBR 680, KLOK 1170

    AT&T Park

    ______Giants vs Rockies_______

    _______Matt Cain 0-2 5.27era vs Franklin Morales 1-1 6.00era_______

    Giants: Although Cain pitched well enough to win, he received a no-decision in his most recent outing, and that actually represented an improvement in his luck. Cain had perhaps his strongest performance of the season, allowing one run and five hits in seven innings last Wednesday at San Diego. But he left trailing 1-0 because San Diego's Greg Maddux was doing his usual number (zero) on the Giants. Bengie Molina's ninth-inning homer off Trevor Hoffman rescued Cain from another hard-luck loss. Since the beginning of last season, the Giants have scored no more than one run in 17 of Cain's 37 starts.

    Rockies: Morales battled through six innings on Wednesday and held the Cubs to three runs on eight hits. The Cubs made him pay when he left the ball up in the zone, but when he kept the ball down, he was successful. Morales did not have his best stuff; however, unlike last year when he would rattle easily, he pitched his way out of jams and avoided big innings.

    With a loss in Sunday's game to the Reds, the Giants are now 3-9 in day games, having posted each victory against St. Louis. ... The Giants are 2-4 in games in which backup catcher Steve Holm starts. ... The Giants were 8-10 against the Rockies last season, winning four out of nine games at AT&T Park.

    In Sunday's 3-2, 10-inning loss to the Dodgers, center fielder Willy Taveras went 2-for-5 with a double and a bunt single. Taveras remains the regular center fielder, but will not start every day because Ryan Spilborghs and Scott Podsednik also have shown worthy of playing time. Taveras questioned the fact he sat out three games last week. Hurdle's acknowledged Taveras's strengths and weaknesses and made it clear Taveras is the main guy, but he also called for Taveras to be patient, open and constructive. "I do think there comes a point in time in everybody's career that everybody wants to play, but everybody needs to be respectful of everybody else's talents," Hurdle said, noting that it could help Taveras watch the older Podsednik run the bases. Hurdle also said Spilborghs brings a run production threat that Taveras and Podsednik don't. ... Rockies third baseman Garrett Atkins extended his hit streak to 12 games with a single in the 10th inning on Sunday. Atkins is hitting .368 (21-for-57) during his run.

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    Last edited by Old Sweater; 04-28-2008, 02:56 AM.

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