jeeezus h. Arizona got 43 hits in the past three games. They won again tonight, fortunately, San Diego also won so the smog-suckers improbably do not pick up any ground on the Giants before this weekend's series. We have to play Arizona 6 more games this year. It seems like all they did was hit the ball and run the bases. Goldschmidt and Hill got 6 and 7 hits in the series, seems like they were constantly stinging the ball. Many of the snakes' hits were not cheapies, either. Trevor Cahill pitched tonight against Madison Bumgarner. Maddy picked up his third loss in a row. He gave up a run right away, and then went 6.1 innings and gave up 4 runs, more than enough for Arizona. The Giants did not get a hit until the seventh, did not have a base runner until the sixth. They struck out 8 times, which surprised me because every time I looked at the TV, they were walking away from the plate with the bat on their shoulder, so I expected at least 12.
That momentum from the really good road trip? Gone. Madison Bumgarner has given up 13 earned runs in the last 16.2 innings he has pitched. That's not real good. He has picked up an L in his last three starts. Here is something else alarming: Since Barry Zito threw 8 innings August 23, no starter has made it through the seventh inning, with one exception, Matt Cain on August 28. He went 7.1. That is 12 games, twice through our rotation plus two, with only one seven inning game. Bochy has had somewhat of a quick hook, and we have some extra arms now that it is September, but come on. Jean Machi looked great his first appearance, since then, not so much. I guess there is a reason the guy is a 30 year old minor league call up. In spite of the fact that we played 30 innings in 3 days, we used 24 pitchers. 24!