1) Giant Bats Heat Up Great American Ballpark
2) Maddy Cool, Cincy Smokin' Hot
3) Belt, Buster Set Cincy on Fire
4) Fireworks Come Early
The Giants put up the most runs for a game this season with 10. Brandon Belt, suddenly hot after suddenly being cold, got 3 hits, including a home run and a double and 5 rbi. Buster Posey also homered for 2 rbi. Gregor Blanco, leading off, and Joe Panik, batting second, each had two hits and each walked which is a great way to set up scoring. Angel Pagan did not get a hit, but got an rbi on a ground-out, and Brandon Crawford, Justin Maxwell and Casey McGehee each got an rbi. Piling on is never a bad idea, but it is an especially good idea in Cincinnati, where home runs happen.
Madison Bumgarner gave up a couple of those, a solo shot to Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart. That was it for the Reds' scoring, though as Madison threw 104 pitches in 7 innings, gave up 8 hits but no walks and struck out 4. Yusmiero Petit finished the game, allowing 2 hits but no runs.
So, yeah, a giant smokestack set up for pyrotechnics out in center field caught fire during the game, and it was Fireworks Night. I've seen games called on account of darkness, rain, snow, volcanic ash, earthquakes and social unrest, but never something quite like this.