Thursday, January 27, 2011

18 games in September: VII

Some wag once opined that "turnabout is fair play." Uh, yeah, whatever. That must have been what Bud Black scrawled on the message board in the locker room before the third game of the Showdown in San Diego. After the Giants out-Padre'd the Padres on Friday, the Padres returned the favor on Saturday. Madison Bumgarner got the "loss" in the 1-0 affair, getting Cained by part-time starter Tim Stauffer and a Yorvit Torrealba homer. Evil Bullpen Triumvirate Luke Gregerson, Mike Adams, and Heath Bell threw three hitless innings with five strikeouts to seal the victory. Giants ace Tim Lincecum would take the hill on Sunday to close out the series against Padres ace Mat Latos. The young righty beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on the 7th of September with a dazzling, 4-hit, 10-strikeout performance. The big fella would throw 113 pitches in his 7 innings of work, his highest total for the season and the most of his career (41 starts). The 2010 Padres were a lot like the 2009 Giants--they relied too much on their staff and that eventually cost them down the stretch. The 2010 Giants, after a lot of re-arranging, finally put together a league-average offense that could complement the outstanding pitching, and that was a big reason why they went all the way.
Pitching                     IP H R ER BB SO HR  ERA BF Pit Str
Madison  Bumgarner L (5-5)    7 3 1  1  0  4  1 3.28 23  79  55
Ramon  Ramirez                1 2 0  0  0  0  0 3.34  5  21  15
Team Totals                   8 5 1  1  0  4  1 1.12 28 100  70

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Generated 1/27/2011.


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