In this short 2 game series, we held Kansas City to 3 runs in 23 innings. That's decent pitching and defense. Unfortunately, we could only win 1 of those games. Boo.
Madison Bumgarner on the hill. He was far from dominant but seemed to be finding a way to get it done and held Kansas City scoreless though most of his 7 innings. He had several rough innings, though, and KC pushed a run across in the 5th. It was enough. Madison lasted 7, gave up 7 hits, walked 1 and struck out 4. For the Royals, Jason Vargas was on the hill. He spent most of the last couple years dealing with Tommy John surgery. He was only throwing his 3rd start in 2017, but has only given up 1 run in his previous 2 (13 2/3 IP). After 7 tonight, his ERA is 0.44. The Giants got 4 hits only.
Gosh, I feel like I typed this before.......not very long ago.......is my mind going? Oh wait, here's why. Last time Madison was on the mound, the Giants scored 1 run and lost. The time before that, the Giants scored 1 run, and lost. Tonight, they exceeded their previous crappiness, scored none and lost 1 - 0. That sucks. Our lineup featured Aaron Hill in left and Gorkys Hernandez in center. They were hitless. Should there be a tag that supercedes "anemia offensivia?" "Offensivia horribilis?" After a day off tomorrow, they show up in Colorado, where they need to score closer to 1 run an inning, not 1 run every other game.