Monday, May 4, 2015

Giants Pitch Well

Madison Bumgarner threw 6 hitless innings tonight.  That was in spite of the fact that errors led to 2 baserunners to start an inning.   Madison picked up his 3rd win of the season, and the Giants picked up their 4th win in a row by a score of 2 - 1.   It is a good thing that the Giants did pitch well, because they didn't play defense particularly well, nor were they nails at the bat.

The Giants got a total of 8 hits to tally 2 runs.  The also committed 4 errors, 1 each by Belt, Crawford, McGehee, and Madbum.  4 errors against a tough San Diego team that has chewed up lefties, so it is a good thing that Madison, Romo and Casilla were sharp.  Madison threw 107 pitches in 7 1/3 innings, 72 of them strikes.  Madison struck out 6 and now has not allowed a run in 2 games.  Madison also got his first hit of the season, a solid single to left.  Romo struck out 2 to end the 8th and Casilla finished the 9th, but needed 4 outs to do it as he lobbed a comebacker over Belt's head, who missed it and was charged with the error.  Rbi's for Pagan and Maxwell.  Aoki and Pagan each stole a base.  The Giants have won 9 of their last 12 games.

The Giants are a .500 team at 13 - 13!!!!   That seems miraculous after an April 8 game losing streak.  They are 1/2 game back of the Pads, who are in second place.   Giants starters have allowed a total of 12 hits in their last 4 games.


Brother Bob said...

When McGehee came up with the bases loaded my sister Barbara said, "He's going to hit a weak grounder to the shortstop for a double play." And he did exactly that, on the first pitch. I want to like this guy but he's making it hard. However, that throwing error he was charged with was totally Belt's fault.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Bum was a beast!

Win 'em anyway you can, that's my motto. If it takes four errors to win, by gum, then make four errors!