Saturday, April 11, 2015

Uuuu - gleee

If you want to know how long it has been since Madison Bumgarner only lasted 3 innings, you have to look back at least to before 2012.  He lasted 4 in the first game of 2014, and had a few 4  or 4+ inning games in 2012, but nothing more recently.  It's too bad, too, because I was all set to write about how good the pitching has been to start the season.  The Giants piled up 37 hits in Arizona.  In three games in San Diego, they have 16.  San Diego, however, has 32 (20 of them tonight).

Madison gave up 5 runs, all earned, on 10 hits in 3 innings.  He was, to be kind, not sharp.  Ryan Vogelsong and was slightly more successful, giving up 5 runs, 4 earned, on 9 hits lasting 3 2/3 innings.  George Kontos was called in to clean up this Cubs-mens-room of a game and performed admirably, surrendering no runs in the remaining 1 1/3 inning.  Joaquin Arias hit a home run.  Why?  Because Casey McGehee seems to have hurt himself swinging.  Kinda sloppy defense, too.  Final score 10 - 2.  The Giants are now 3 - 3 on the young season, as are the San Diegans.  I really wanted to post about the Giants' great pitching.  Let's see what Mr. Peavy brings tomorrow.


nomisnala said...

Because the giants pitching had been very good so far, and this game was touted as a pitchers duel, you just had to know that one of these pitchers would get bombed. I was hoping it went the other way, but I was not surprised.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Mother said there would be games like this.

JC Parsons said...

That game will certainly get the Pudres' confidence going. We can really use a win today or else all we will hear about is the "new Padres" and how we almost got swept. They are probably quite better than last year ( not too hard to do) but I hope they don't figure that out too quickly. Unfortunately, slapping around MadBum and getting an awesome job from Shields is exactly how you get inspired.

WTF with McGehee ? It is getting kinda hard to love the guy. I'm ok with a bit of a slow start, he'll bounce back, but the self inflicted injuries have to go. That makes two key guys missing time due to .... What? Not being ready? I understand missing time due to getting hit, etc but when they are just chasing pop ups and leaving the box after a fly all, then I start to get pissed. Oh well, such are the fortunes of war.