The Giants’ Johnny Cueto threw a stopper on the Dodgers tonight as he pitched a dazzler for a 4-3 win that was saved (with some stress) by Santiago Casilla in the ninth. Cueto won his third straight of the young season without a loss, holding LA to one run on three hits over 7-1/3 innings. He struck out seven and only walked two.
The G-Men did all the damage they needed over the first five innings and led 4-0 before the Dodgers started chipping away at the lead. Joe Panik was the only Giant with more than one hit on a night which saw the team fail to hit a homer for the first time in a while.
This win goes to the pitching staff, so here are the updated ShaferStats as of tonight’s victory:
GWP GWO GLP GLO RECORD
3 4 2.5 2.5 7-5
The Giants’ win coupled with the Rockies’ 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Cubs put SF back in a tie for first in the NL West with the Dodgers. The two teams finish a four-game set tomorrow night before the Giants head to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks.