Madison Bumgarner showed what the Giants are about and why he is the staff ace today in snakeville. We got superb pitching and enough hitting to take 2 of 3 from Arizona.
Paired off against young Mike Bolsinger, Maddy threw 8 innings and gave up 1 hit. He came in to finish the 9th with a 4 - 0 lead when Brandon Crawford erred to let the first batter, Jordan Pacheco, get on first. Then Maddy gave up his second hit, to Ender Inciarte. That was enough for Bruce Bochy, who summoned Sergio Romo in what was now a save situation. Sergio promptly gave up a single to Martin Prado that scored the only Arizona run. Paul Goldschmidt, however, hit into a double play and Aaron Hill struck out on a couple of excellent Romo sliders.
Here is something you don't see everyday: A Crawford to Panik to Arias double play. Speaking of young Joe Panik, how did he do in his first full game? 2 hits, a double and a single, and a 2-out rbi. Brandon Crawford had 2 hits, including a triple and a walk and Hunter Pence had 2 hits. Rbi's for Buster, Tyler Colvin, Crawford and Joe Panik. Paul Goldschmidt got 2 hits in the Friday night opener, but no hits Saturday or Sunday. He walked 3 times Saturday and twice Sunday, and hit into a double play. Seems like a good idea to not let that guy beat you.