Sunday, August 3, 2014

Game Wrap 8/3/2014: Giants 9 Mets 0

The Giants Big Guns went to work today with longballs and maybe Madison Bumgarner's best game as a pro for a dominant win over the Mets.  Key Lines:

Hunter Pence- 3 for 5, 2B, 2 HR(15).  BA= .289.  Pence broke out of a mini-slump after consulting with batting coach Hensley "Bam-Bam" Meulens.  That line will work at leadoff or at cleanup.

Buster Posey- 4 for 5, 2B, HR(13).  BA= .288.  Posey seems to be heating up again.  Hopefully this was his breakout game for the rest of the season.

Brandon Belt- 1 for 4, HR(11).  BA= .250.  No question the Giants have missed Belt's longball potential in the lineup.  Let's just hope he can stay healthy the rest of the way.

Madison Bumgarner- 1 for 2, BB, Sac.  BA= .265.  Bummy has become as much of a weapon at the plate as on the mound.  He should be the #1 PH off the bench on days he is not pitching.

Madison Bumgarner- 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 10 K's.  ERA= 3.21.  Just 94 pitches for a CG shutout, 19 balls.

The Win enabled the Giants to cut the Dodgers' lead in the NL West to 2.5 games after the Hated Ones lost to the Cubs 6-3.  The Giants also now lead the Cardinals by 0.5 games for the first Wild Card playoff spot, the Pirates by 1 game, the Braves by 2.5 games and the Reds by 4 games.

Tim Hudson tries for the 3-1 series win tomorrow facing Dillon Gee.

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