Well, that sucked. Remember when the Giants swept the Mets? That was last weekend. Since then, they have played every day and won 1 to go 4 - 6 in their homestand.
We needed a win and had the ingredients to do so. Madison Bumgarner on the mound, and at the plate. Maddy pitched pretty well, giving up 4 in 7 full innings. A healthier relief staff might have save his last run, he came into the 7th with 96 pitches, but he manned up and got 2 outs after a run scored (and Josh Rutledge was thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple). Maddy struck out 9, walked 4 with an ump behind the plate who had an aversion to curve balls, even those that dropped right over the plate. Maddy gave up 1 home run, to who else? Troy Tulowitzki. He had 3 hits on the day. Seriously, fuck that guy. Why didn't we just pitch around him? Madison also hit a home run, one of three solo shots: Pablo, Hector and Madison.
Can you believe the relief staff AGAIN gave up the game and wasted what was a pretty good start? Not Romo this time, Gutierrez. In the 8th. And Lopez. He came in to give up a double to Morneau that allowed Gutierrez' runner, McKenry to score. 8 to fucking 7. Too fucking much. Giants have a day off tomorrow, then another one Thursday after what will be their third trip to Chicago this season. Santiago Casilla joins the team in Chicago.