Saturday, April 12, 2014

Not since Shawn Estes

That's how long it's been since a Giants pitcher hit a grand slam, notes Chris Haft of mlb.com --

In his first at-bat, Bumgarner brought fans out of their seats as he lifted one high in the air to left field, sending Carlos Gonzalez to the warning track for a long sacrifice fly that scored Brandon Crawford from third base. The next inning, Bumgarner hit a no-doubt shot to the left-field bleachers on the first pitch he saw, clearing the loaded bases and giving himself a nice 6-3 lead.
"I'm just thankful to run into something and score some runs for us," Bumgarner said. "It's a good ballclub they got, all the talent they got. They've really got some good hitters in there and good pitching."
It marked the first grand slam by a Giants pitcher since Shawn Estes did the deed on May 24, 2000. With his five-RBI night, Bumgarner has driven in more runs than San Francisco regulars Pablo Sandoval (four) and Hunter Pence (three) have all season.
Upon learning of his production compared to the two key Giants sluggers, Bumgarner laughed.
"I hadn't really thought about it," Bumgarner said. "I'm sure it won't last long."

The game in 2000 was an 18-0 whipping of the Expos. The Giants were still 3 games under .500 at that point ...


Marvin Benard CF-LF-RF 4 1 1 0













   Felipe Crespo RF 0 0 0 1













Bill Mueller 3B 3 2 1 0













   Ramon Martinez 2B 2 0 1 1













Barry Bonds LF 3 3 3 3













   Calvin Murray CF 3 2 2 0













Jeff Kent 2B 3 3 1 1













   Russ Davis 3B 1 0 1 0













J.T. Snow 1B 4 2 3 5













   Armando Rios 1B 0 0 0 0













Ellis Burks RF 3 1 0 1













   Terrell Lowery LF 1 1 1 1













Bobby Estalella C 5 1 1 0













Rich Aurilia SS 5 1 1 0













Shawn Estes P 4 1 2 5



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