Monday, April 8, 2013

Game Wrap 4/8/2013: Giants 4 Rockies 2

Hunter Pence hit a 3 run dinger in the first inning and the Giants pitchers did not need the insurance run they got in the 8'th inning.  Key Lines:

Pablo Sandoval- 2 for 3, HBP.  BA= .360.

Hunter Pence- 1 for 4, HR(3).  BA= .280.  The Rev gave Bumgarner a nice lead to work with right off the bat.  In the end, it was enough.

Madison Bumgarner= 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 5 BB, 5 K's.  ERA= 1.32.  Bummy did not have good command walking at least 3 leadoff batters and going to numerous 3-2 counts.  He ultimately fell 1 out short of a QS.

Santiago Casilla- 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K's.  ERA= 4.50.  Casilla looked very confident out there tonight.

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, Save(4).  ERA= 0.00.  A bit of a scare when Rutledge hit a leadoff double that was nearly a HR.  I was never too worried because of the insurance run the Giants got in the bottom of the 8'th.

The Win upped the Giants record to 4-3.  The D'Backs lost to the Pirates so the Giants are now 1 game behind the NL West leading Rockies and D'Backs in 4'th place.  The idle Dodgers are in 3'rd place 0.5 games behind the leaders.  The Padres were idle and are now 3.5 games behind in last place.

Tim Lincecum takes the mound tomorrow evening facing Juan Nicasio.

1 comment:

  1. Pence is playing for a contract. This is the guy I thought we were getting last year. Good stuff. He can crush balls to LF, he has some serious pop when he gets locked in.

    Very nice outing from Jeremy Affeldt. Its kind of nice to not have a bunch of whining about the Giants bullpen strategy. Lefties rule, and Affeldt is a very good one. He's locked right now.

    Players sort of admit to being distracted by all the hoopla. 1 out of 3 from the Cards isn't terrible, but maybe they dial it down next time? Hah.