Man, was there a lot of chirping on the visiting side at Coors Field.
Matt Cain's teammates razzed him in the clubhouse for getting the Roger Clemens treatment and not having to fly to Toronto. In the dugout, before the Giants launched their biggest comeback win since 2005 on Thursday night, Hunter Pence spoke in tongues again, yelling, "Synergy! Synergy! You've gotta believe!"
In a much calmer voice later, manager Bruce Bochy explained the importance of Cain and the Giants digging out of an early six-run hole, scoring the final eight runs and beating the Rockies for the 10th straight time, 8-6.
Especially the way this trip started in Toronto.
"It's tough when you get down, but these guys find a way to do it," Bochy said. "It was a great win, particularly after those two games when we got boat-raced."
The Giants' here-we-go-again moment comprised the second and third innings, when Cain allowed home runs by Todd Helton, Nolan Arenado and Wilin Rosario to spot Colorado a 6-0 lead.
This was not Canada, however.
The Giants struck for five runs in the fourth inning against Jhoulys Chacin, the big hit a three-run Brandon Crawford double. They tied the game on a Gregor Blanco sacrifice fly in the sixth, then scored the game's final two runs on Angel Pagan's 10-hop single over second base later that inning.
All six of the comeback RBIs went to the six-through-nine hitters in the lineup, including a Cain single.