Sunday, July 10, 2016

Game Wrap 7/10/2016: Giants 4 D'Backs 0

Madison Bumgarner came within 5 outs of a no-hitter and ended up with a dominating CG shutout to send the Giants into the All-Star Break on a winning note with a 4 game win streak.  Key Lines:

Denard Span- 2 for 5.  BA= .248.  Span broke out of his slump even if the first hit was a blooper down the LF line that the D'Backs lost track of.  Sometimes that's what it takes to break the spell.

Buster Posey- 3 for 4.  BA= .292.  Buster stayed hot and will be the starting catcher for the NL All-Stars.

Brandon Crawford- 2 for 3, 2B, SF.  BA= .281.  Crawford continues his torrid hitting since being snubbed for the All-Star Team.  Actually, his bat has been hot from long before that, but it makes for a good story.

Gregor Blanco- 1 for 2, 2 BB, SB(4).  BA= .253.  Blanco had a nice game at the plate even if he did not figure in the scoring.  He also narrowly missed being the guy who ruined a perfect game as he made a 2-base error on a ball hit by Jake Lamb in the 5'th inning.

Madison Bumgarner- 9 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 14 K's, GO/AO= 9/2.  ERA= 1.94.  Bumgarner had a different look tonight as he broke out his curveball big time using as the kill pitch on 9 of his 14 K's.  Wow!  THAT must be a scary thought for NL hitters!  The one  hit, but Jake Lamb, was a clean single to RF off a CB that hung over the plate a bit too much.


The Win enabled the Giants to maintain their 6.5 game lead on the Dodgers in the NL West after the Bad Guys topped the Pathetic Padres 3-1.  The Giants go in to the All-Star Break with a 57-33 record after 90 games.  It's the best record in MLB.


Johnny Cueto, Buster Posey and Brandon Belt now go to San Diego to play in the All-Star Game.  Madison Bumgarner will go too, but won't play due to pitching today.  The rest of the team gets a 4 day break before resuming the season on Friday, July 15 against the Padres in San Diego.  The plan is for Madison Bumgarner to start that game on regular rest.

1 comment:

  1. You'd think a team that has won 3 WS titles would be getting tons of ink nationally. Instead it's all about the Cubs falling. Or the Mets injuries. Or what's wrong with the Astros.