Saturday, April 12, 2014

Slammin' Maddy

"Hey, what does a starting pitcher have to do around here to get a W?"

"Really?  Oh, OK then."

And with that, Madison Bumgarner went out, hit a grand slam home run and picked up 5 rbis to lead the Giants to a 6 - 5 victory.  He damn near hit another home run, too, but it was caught in deep left to score Brandon Crawford.

Angel Pagan and Buster Posey were not in the starting lineup.  The game was not crisp - on either side.  Pablo threw another one into the stands - that led to a run.  The Rockies' Brandon (Barnes) was allowed to score on a caught stealing at second.  Carlos Gonzalez hit a monster shot (but so did Madison Bumgarner!).  Brandon Crawford got 2 hits and drew a walk.  Jorge De La Rosa is a pretty good pitcher, but not against the mighty power of Madison Bumgarner.  On the hill, Madison allowed 4 (all designated as earned), walked 2 and fanned 7 in 6 full innings.  He gave up nine hits.  Sergio looked good for the save.

The last and only San Francisco Giant pitcher to hit a grand slam was that noted powerhouse Shawn Estes.  If I had to bet, I would bet that Maddy might have more than one homer in his 2014 arsenal.

1 comment:

M.C. O'Connor said...

I missed the first half of the game and didn't see Maddy's slam. I thought Romo was lucky in the 9th--the home plate ump had a big zone and he got every corner call. But three looking whiffs is still three looking whiffs!

The best play was that fabulous reverse swipe tag from B-Craw in the 8th when he plucked Casilla's high throw out of the air and killed the rally that the team's bad fielding had started. Then Perez made up for his earlier gaffe by snagging the liner and doubling up the runner. Good stuff.


Looking forward to Matty today.