I meant what I said when I told you big, strong and blonde was no match for Madison Bumgarner’s big, country strong. Bumgarner had exactly what it took to stifle the Mets bats.
That’s right, Giants beat the boys from New York City. And called a halt to the Mets eight game winning streak.
Not only was Bumgarner fierce–allowing six hits, no runs, three walks and striking out seven in six innings pitched. Derek Law took over in the seventh, pitched to two hitters and allowed one run on two hits.
The Giants bats were the big story. After a dismal outing Friday night followed by a better showing yesterday, the bats were warmed up and the lumber was hot. So were the hitters–especially Hunter Pence and Buster Posey–who went long. The Killer P’s strike again.
Matt Duffy singled in the third, scored on Buster’s base hit and Buster scored when Hunter hit his home run. In the sixth Duffy singled again, stole second and scored on Buster’s base hit. In the seventh, Kelby Tomlinson drew a walk, stole second, and scored on Angel Pagan’s line drive single. Buster hit a solo home run in the eighth. The final score was:
Giants 6, Mets 1
Now it’s on to Cincinnati, where Johnny Cueto spent the majority of his career before landing with the Giants this year. Tomorrow night he is scheduled to pitch in the park he used to call home. Hopefully, that gives the Giants an even bigger advantage, especially if the Killer P’s are in attack mode again. Game time is 4:10 pm and will be on CSN-BA and KNBR 680.