Madison Bumgarner on the hill, and the Giants made it 6 in a row in San Diego. I don't know how to describe it, but Maddy looked his best this year on the mound. He was somehow smoother, maybe not his delivery per se, maybe it was his rhythm between pitches that's smoother. I love watching that long delivery that seems slow and watch batters miss a 91 mph fastball. Madison threw a complete game and it took him 108 pitches. A number of those pitchers were to batters who struck out - 11 batters, to be exact, including the last one of the game. He gave up 1 run, a towering solo home run shot to Matt Kemp as the first batter of the 9th inning. Only 5 hits, 0 walks and 1 issue with Wil Myers. That's the Madison we have come to know and love.
Brandon Crawford was the other half of tonight's story. He had 5 rbi in a 5 - 1 game. A 3-run blast in the 2nd (after which Madison struck out the side), a sac fly in 6th to score Buster, and a double in the 8th to score Hunter (who had 3 hits and scored twice).
The Giants had a day off, and went to the zoo. That is now the 6th victory in a row. Let's rock.