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.