Ergo, Pitching is life.
Madison Bumgarner threw 7 beautiful innings in Atlanta tonight to back up Matt Cain's fabulous game yesterday. Maddy did not allow a baserunner until the 5th, did not allow a hit until the 6th and allowed only two inconsequential singles on the night. He threw 108 pitches, 67 of them for strikes (seems a bit low considering the way he was sitting Braves down). Maddy struck out 10 and walked 1. You may remember that Matt Cain only gave up 2 hits last night. The recently returned Sandro Rosario threw 2 innings, allowing 1 hit but no runs to finish the game: San Francisco 6, Atlanta 0. Could it be that our pitching is starting to come together? Nothing quite like our two aces being solid to make the Giants' troubles look - less troubling.
Buster Posey hit 3 doubles. Doubles were also hit by Hunter Pence, Brandon Crawford and Joaquin Arias. Doubles are good. Gregor Blanco hit a home run to lead off the game, and make himself look better than a platoon outfielder. Brandon Crawford looked fabulous with the glove. That, my friends, is the way to start off a series.