Saturday, July 25, 2015

Madistrongman Bumgarnergrander

As the commercial says, when Madison Bumgarner is on the mound, you've got to like the Giants' chances.  That is especially true when he can give you offense equal what he gives up.  Which is a good thing, as the hits did not come thick and fast like they have been for the Giants lately.  In fact, the Giants had a total of 6 hits on the day.  The 2nd of those 6 happened when Madison went deep in the 3rd inning with no one on base for the first run of the game.  Oakland scored 1 to tie the game in the 4th on a Josh Phegly rbi double (ed note: Who?).  The 4th hit was a double by Joe Panik in the 6th.  A single by Matt Duffy scored Joe for the 2nd Giants run, and the final run of the game.  Final 2 - 1 Giants.  Now that's more like what we're used to.  2 hits for Joe Panik, 1 each for Matt Duffy, Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford, in addition to Madison.  Ben Zobrist of the A's had 3 hits himself, out of a total of 6 for Oakland.

Madison also pitched.  He was not very sharp for the first 4 innings, then breezed through the last 3 in 30 pitches.  Total: 101 pitches, 65 of which were strikes.  He gave up 5 hits, 1 run, walked 2, and struck out 7.  Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla pitched the 8th and 9th.  They each walked a batter and Santiago gave up a hit but no runs were allowed.   As I write this, the doggers are losing to the Mets 5 - 0 in the fifth.


M.C. O'Connor said...

That's Pehgley, bra, and he's a catcher so he's allowed a catcheresque name. Tuffy Gosewich, Blake Swihart, etc.

MadBum was truly a beast today, and great clutch hitting from Panik and Duffy!

Brother Bob said...

Aoki was 2 for 3 last night plus a walk, raising his AAA BA from .100 to .231.
I can't wait to see him leading off again for the Giants.

nomisnala said...

Hopefully Aoki will come back strong, and Pagan will get
hot again. The powerless Pagan. Blanco was hot for a while
and it looked as if Pagan could be the odd man out, but now
Blanco is cooling down, and Pagan is starting to hit. One has
to wonder exactly what injury Pagan has that is taking away his
power. The Balls forgot how to jump off his bat. He is becoming
the switch hitting Juan Pierre without the steals.