It's hard to top the 300th win of a pitcher's career. Thursday night, however, the Giants had no choice but to try.
Just over an hour after Randy Johnson joined Baseball's prestigious 300 Win Club, the Giants went back to work against the Nationals in the second of a day-night double-header.
And the weather cooperated just long enough to make it official, as the Giants beat Washington, 4-1, in five and two-third innings, completing the double-header sweep.
In game two it was up to Matt Cain to follow Johnson's historical and emotional start, and the 24-year-old did just fine. He pitched all five innings, allowing one earned run on five hits and two walks, while striking out seven. Cain improves to 7-1 on the season, winning his fifth straight decision.
The Giants lineup went to work in the fifth inning, breaking a 1-1 tie with RBI singles from Aaron Rowand and Rich Aurilia, and a run-scoring double off the bat of Pablo Sandoval.
Next the team heads south to open a four game weekend set against the Marlins in Florida on Friday night.