Saturday, April 12, 2014

Game Wrap 4/11/2014: Giants 6 Rockies 5

Madison Bumgarner has had better pitching starts, but oh my!  What a night he had at the plate:  Grand slam HR and a sacrifice fly that came within inches of clearing the fence.  The Giants then hung on to hold off the Rockies.  Key Lines:

Brandon Crawford- 1 for 2, 3B, BB.  BA= .303.  Crawford stays hot and is indispensable in this win.

Madison Bumgarner- 1 for 1, HR(1), SF.  BA= .667.  Bummy got absolutely all of his grand slam shot with full extension on the follow-through.  The ball landed half way up the left-CF bleachers.  He knew it was gone and did a nice slugger's bat toss and admired it for just a brief moment.  The SF was hit almost as good and was caught up against the wall.

Madison Bumgarner- 6 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 7 K.  ERA= 3.31.  Not quite a QS but Bummy picked himself up at the plate and oh, how he did that!

Sergio Romo- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K's, Save(3). ERA= 2.25.  Tulo was infuriated by his called third strike, but it was definitely a strike.

Pablo Sandoval cost the Giants an unearned run in the 8'th with another throwing error.  This has to be a growing concern.

The Win improved the Giants early season record to 7-4 and kept them tied for first place with the Dodgers as the D'Backs returned to their losing ways against dem Bums 6-0.  The Rockies fell to 2 games off the pace.  Andrew Cashner pitched a complete game shutout against the Tigers in San Diego to keep the Padres 2.5 games behind in 4'th place while the hapless D'Backs fell to 4-9, 4 games behind the leaders.

Matt Cain is the starting pitcher for game 2 of the series facing Brett Anderson.


  1. Good thing Bumgarner was in the lineup last night, because nobody else was providing any offense with Posey and Pagan on the bench! I know Boch wanted to get them some rest, but the lineup was pretty flat without those two in there. I have no problem sitting Posey after a long game, but Pagan had hit safely in every game this year. Minor stuff, but like I said, w/o MadBum's bat it would have been a pretty easy Colorado win last night.

  2. Posey did not sit out the second game of the last Arizona series; otherwise, there would have been more speculation about Posey and Lnicecum.

    Scoring continues to be solid. Pitching needs to step up.