Madison Bumgarner threw a typical Madison Bumgarner type game today: 8 IP, 105 pitches, 8 K, 5 hits, 1 run and 2 BB. He was as strong in the last inning as he was in the first. The only problem was, to win a game, you have to score at least 1 run. The Giants could not. The Pirates broke the Giants' win streak with a 1 - 0 victory.
Jeff Locke does not have nearly the gaudy numbers that Madbum does, but you'd have to say that he outpitched him. In 6 2/3 innings, he gave up 5 hits, but no runs. No walks, 3 K. No more than 1 Giant was on the bases at any time. Relievers were adequate to hold the line at 0, Brandon Belt got a hit in the 9th off of the Pirates' closer Mark Melancon, but he was erased on a double play because he assumed Buster Posey's shot to the corner was a hit when it was run down by Gregory Polanco.
It was nearly a scoreless game into the 9th. The Pirates solo run came in the 5th when Eric Kratz hit a fly ball near the left field line. Angel Pagan lept, snagged the ball over the fence and then dropped it as he came down. The guys on tv seemed to imply that the play was about Angel dropping the ball, I think that it would have been an absolutely stunning play for him to pull it back for an out. But still, it's not like the Giants scored. Jon may have jinxed it.