Today Giants rookie Fred Lewis, called up to replace Todd Linden on the roster, had five hits. Two singles, a double, a triple, and a homerun. He became the first Giants rookie to hit for the cycle since Dave Kingman did it in 1971.
On top of that, Matt Cain righted himself after two rocky starts, going six innings and giving up only one run in the Giants 15-2 drubbing of the Colorado Rockies in Denver. It's been a long time since the Giants were the drubber and not the drubee, so this felt great.
On top of THAT, the lineup was chock full of backups. No Bonds, No Aurilia, No Molina, No Randy Winn. Rookie Kevin Frandsen had four hits, Pete Happy got two RBI doubles, Omar and Eliezer Alfonzo had three hits each, and rookie Dan Ortmeier had two hits. Even Matt Cain got a solid single. 15 runs on 22 hits. I hope they saved some for Houston Tuesday. I betcha Freddie Lewis is in the lineup, too.