Saturday, June 6, 2015

Game Wrap 6/6/2015: Giants 7 Phillies 5

Madison Bumgarner gave up a pair of dingers including a grand slam by Jeff Francouer, but the Giants hitters picked him up with a barrage of base hits for the Win.  Key Lines:

Norichika Aoki- 3 for 3, BB, HBP, Assist(2B).  BA= .324.  Aoki was at his best reaching base 5 times and making a perfect play on a carom off the wall in foul territory to take a double away from Cameron Rupp at 2B.  Is there a more fun guy to watch in baseball than Aoki?

Matt Duffy- 2 for 5, 2B.  BA= .281.  Duffman had the only XBH for the Giants.  He's making it very tough for Bochy to find a reason to put McGehee back in there.  Matt Duffy!

Madison Bumgarner- 2 for 4.  BA= .185.  It's almost impossible to find hitting splits on pitchers, but Bummy's bat seems to be alive after a slow start to the season.

Madison Bumgarner- 8 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 0 BB, 11 K's.  ERA= 3.38.  Dominant start by K/BB.  It's a very live ballpark and Frenchy is not much of a hitter, so it's probably just a fluky line.  9 out of 10 starts with those peripheral numbers will end up with 0 or 1 runs allowed.

Santiago Casilla- 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K's, Save(17).  ERA= 2.59.  Second consecutive strong Save from Casilla.  He probably should not be available tomorrow.

The Win put the Giants into a tie for first place in the NL West with the Dodgers pending their game against the Cardinals tonight.  This whole Giants/Cardinals/Dodgers triangulation is a whole story in itself.  What percentage of the Dodgers losses so far this season are at the hands of the Giants and Cardinals?

Ryan Vogelsong tries for a series sweep against Sean O'Sullivan tomorrow in Citizen's Bank Ballpark.


  1. 11 of the Dodgers 24 loses have been versus StL or SF. Kershaw goes for them tonight.

  2. That was a weird game. Bumgarner pitched a great game -- 11 strike outs, 0 walks and threw almost no balls (I'm thinking he was around 80% strikes today), yet he got 100% burned for his mistakes with the Phillies leaving nobody on base during his 8 innings.

    In the meantime the Giants stranded 11 making the game unnecessarily close.

    And Aoki... Yeah, I agree. He's really fun to watch as there's just something irrepressible about the way he plays the game. I don't know exactly what it is, but there is definitely some charisma going on there.