Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Giants Win the Set

Matty and Maddy again standing out in a field of otherwise uninspiring baseball.  Madison Bumgarner on the bump today and he pitched well against Eric Stults, who is having a pretty good year for the Padres.  Mr. Stults picked up his 6th loss against 6 wins, with a 3.25 era and 1.09 whip.  Madison picked up his 7th win on the year.  For the record, he has 4 losses, a 3.25 era and a 1.01 whip, which is really good.    Maddy threw 111 pitches in 7 innings.  He only gave up 1 hit through 6, but that was a home run to Max Will Venable.  He only gave up 2 more hits in the 7th, another solo home run, this time to Jesus Guzman and a single before retiring the side.

Those 2 runs put the Padres ahead at the time.  The Giants picked up 1 on and rbi single by Brandon Belt in the 4th to score Hunter Pence.  I seem to remember a few games in which Stults stymied the Giants.  The Giants were able to  break through in the 7th, however.  Tony Abreu singled, and Hector Sanchez, batting for Madison, singled off of Luke Gregerson, sending Abreu to third base.   Brandon Crawford, who is not on the disabled list with a sprained finger, pinch ran for Sanchez.  Then, Gregor Blanco, batting for Andres Torres, tripled for 2 loud runs.  That was all, but it was enough.  The very young looking Jake Dunning took care of the eighth and Sergio Romo took care of the ninth.

Oh, there was a dust-up in the 2nd inning.  No one claims knowledge as to why. 


M.C. O'Connor said...

I was impressed that the guys got out all their testosterone and then played a crisp, hard-fought game. I guess you have to get pissed off now and then just to break the monotony.

Cain and Bumgarner had nearly identical starts, right down to the two solo homers allowed. Great efforts by both guys and Giants won both games. Happy to see the rook have a solid 8th inning and always like watching Blanco run.

nomisnala said...

This series easily could have been a sweep. Although I think Bochy was out managed in the 13 inning game, in retrospect Black made a mistake by putting in a tired Gregerson. The Padres next reliever struck out all 5 guys he face on just 21 pitches. Glad that he did not bring him in first. Lets not let Giancarlo Stanton beat us in the next series. Nolasco always seems to pitch like a stud in SF. Time for the giants to start hitting a bunch of long balls.

Brother Bob said...

Blanco seems to be very much a clutch performer. I like him a lot.

Zo said...

Good point, nomis. Coulda, shoulda won three.