Saturday, June 25, 2011

Four in a row!

Even since Madison Bumgarner's historic 8-run first inning on Tuesday, the Giants pitchers have clamped down big time -- there was only one more run Tuesday, one on Wednesday, one on Thursday, three last night and Zero today.

That's the way to get over a 5-game losing streak. It's only the second 1-0 vic for the Orange and Black this year. The other came on May 10 against the Dbacks and was the 4th win a 6-game winning streak. Grant at McCovey Chronicles says the Giants have won a total of 152 1-0 games since 1919. They did it 3 times last year, including two down the stretch on Sept. 10 and 21.

Today's run came in on a balk call by "Balkin' Bob Davidson."

Adam Berry of mlb.com turned in a pretty good lead on his game story -- The Giants have found a way to win all season, posting the fourth-highest winning percentage in the National League despite scoring the fewest runs in the Majors. Saturday, however, it seemed like a way to win found the Giants.

They scored their lone run in a seventh inning, in which Nate Schierholtz tripped on a sure standup triple, two errors were committed by Indians second baseman Cord Phelps and a run came home on a balk. With Matt Cain dealing on the mound and another strong outing by the bullpen, that unusual run was good enough to secure San Francisco's 1-0 win over Cleveland before a sold-out crowd of 42,130 in AT&T Park.


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