Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Madison Bumgarner faced off against Doug Fister this evening, a repeat of the second game of the 2012 World Series, but with different supporting casts.  Madison pitched well, allowing 2 runs in 7 innings of work.  He gave up 8 hits, no home runs, struck out 5 and walked 1 in 102 pitches.  That should have been good enough for a win.

Doug Fister was better today, though.  He threw 97 pitches in 7 innings, gave up 8 hits, struck out 3 and walked 1.  None of those hits resulted in a run.  The Giants made it exciting in the 8th, when Buster Posey singled and Pablo Sandoval walked to put two runners on with 1 out.  Morse and Blanco couldn't move the runners, however.  The Nattys did give up a run in the 9th inning.  Brandon Crawford led off with a triple off of Rafael Soriano.  He scored on a ground out RBI from Brandon Hicks, but the final score remained 2 - 1 Nats.  Well played game, tough to take a loss when your ace does well.  The Nats have a scary line-up, and they are still without Harper.  Got to keep grinding.

1 comment:

M.C. O'Connor said...

"Better to be a fister than a fistee" is my favorite RMC line so far this season.

Nats hit the ball hard, damn. Maddy was tough but took a Caining. Giants couldn't get the hits in the right sequence. Normally with 10 hits they'd have scored 4 or 5! Stupid move by Flannery to get Panda thrown out at home in the 6th. You could see the moment B-Craw hit it that it was going straight to Werth.

The 9-2 loss the other night was the biggest margin of defeat for the season so far.