The other day when the GIANTS scored 13 runs, I talked about hidden cameras and huge cosmic jokes. Now I’m wondering if maybe we’ve entered another dimension–otherwise known as The Twilight Zone. Ok, yeah, maybe it sounds like a complaint, but really–I’m not complaining–you know I love it when the GIANTS win. It just kind of feels like someone changed the channel on June 9th, and then changed it back on August 1st. In April the GIANTS were 16-11, 0.593. In May they went 19-9, 0.679. In August they went 16-12, 0.571. It’s like we were watching a completely different show in June: 10-16, 0.385 and July: 12-14, 0.462.
Bumgarner pitched Sunday’s game, the 3rd and final game in the GIANTS series against the Brewers at home and the last game in August. The Brewers drew 1st blood–in the top of the 1st the lead-off hitter got a base hit and scored. The GIANTS tied the score in the 2nd–Pablo led-off with a triple and came home on Susac’s RBI double. After 2, the game was tied at:
GIANTS 1, Rockies 1
It didn’t stay that way long. In the 3rd the GIANTS scored 3 more runs, 2 more in the 5th and another in the 6th. The GIANTS cracked the game wide open with 7 runs scored in the 7th and another one in the 8th. Every single player contributed to the win. Pagan-2 singles and a run; Panik-a triple, 2 RBIs and 2 runs; Pence-a single, 2 doubles, a triple, 2 RBIs and 3 runs; Pablo-a single, a triple, a HR, 3 RBIs and 3 runs; Morse-a SAC fly and an RBI; Ishikawa-a single and 2 runs; Blanco-a double, moving Ishikawa into scoring position; Susac-a single, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs, and a run; Crawford-an RBI and 2 runs; Bumgarner-a SAC bunt, moving runners into scoring position; Arias-a double, an RBI and a run.
Bumgarner pitched an absolute gem–he went 6 innings and gave up 5 hits, 1 run, walked 1 and struck out 7. Kontos came in and gave up a hit and a run. Lincecum pitched the last 2 innings–mainly to work on his mechanics with a live game. He gave up 3 hits and 3 runs. But the GIANTS had plenty of room to spare and this was the perfect opportunity to give Timmy the chance to work on his mechanics. The defense stayed on their game: using a double play, amazing catches and clean fielding to keep the Brewers from scoring.
So what if the Brewers drew 1st blood? The GIANTS drew the Brewers a blood-bath.
Now it’s on to September baseball. Whatever you do–DO NOT TOUCH THAT DIAL!