With the number of Cy Young Awards that have been won by the Giants' staff, pitching was not supposed to be the problem this season.
Oh, how things can change.
Wednesday night in Los Angeles it was up to one of the guys who has never won the award to attempt to right the ship, and halt the Giants losing streak at just four games.
Matt Cain is the only San Francisco starter who has a win this season, but even he was unable to pick up another as the Dodgers used a rare walk-off walk to beat the Giants, 5-4, at Dodger Stadium.
To his credit, Cain only allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings pitched.
But the real damage came after the starter had left the game. Despite Aaron Rowand's three-run homerun in the eighth inning, which gave the visitors what seemed like a manageable 4-2 lead, the Giants allowed the home team to tie things up in the bottom of the same inning, care of reliever Bobby Howry.
Then in the ninth, Bruce Bochy called on his closer to push the game into extra innings, but instead, Brian Wilson pushed James Loney to first on a bases-loaded walk, and Manny Ramirez scored the winning run.
That's what happens when things aren't going well for a team, nothing seems to go right.
And no amount of Cy Young Awards can fix that.