Wednesday, May 1, 2013


A pitchers' duel in the desert last night with the Giants winning on Pablo Sandoval's blast in the 9th inning.  Quick comment today.  Madison Bumgarner was fabulous, 7 innings, 3 hits, only 1 BB, 3 K and no runs.  Trevor Cahill must have a thing about the Giants.  He was also spectacular on the mound, 8 full innings before putting a runner on base in the 9th; and no runs and 3 hits through 8.  Angel Pagan got singled to start the ninth, whereupon Kirk Gibson pulled Cahill for his closer, JJ Putz.  Scutaro got Pagan to second base when Pablo hit a two run blast deep into the night.  Good thing, too, because after Madison's 7 inning gem, Santiago Castilla, he who looks so good at times and so bad at times, gave up a solo shot to nobody in particular by the name of Josh Wilson.  That left the Giants to bring in the much-heralded Sandy Rosario to finish the 8th and he garnered his first major league win for the effort.  Sergio Romo looked good in the 9th for the save.

Did you see where Arizona is advancing a bill to prohibit local police from conducting gun buybacks?  Jeez, guys, get a win and get out of that cracker state as quickly as possible.


Brother Bob said...

MadBum is obviously our best pitcher at this point. He's like what Vogelsong was for most of '12- utterly reliable.
Panda seems to be getting comfortable with being the hero.
Both of these guys are still damn young but it feels like they've been stars for a long time.

M.C. O'Connor said...

That was a hell of a blast! And Maddy has been sensational. 15-12 for April, not bad when you consider that Vogie and Cain have pitched well below expectations.