Saturday, May 31, 2014

Another perfect day in St. Louis and LA

The Giants won and the Dodgers lost. No matter what else happens, that day has a good feel right off the bat.

In Friday's case, the Orange and Black dominated the Cards, so much so that Henry Schulman of the SF Chron suggests that the Cards were waving the white flag by pulling Yadier Molina after two at bats.Here's the last part of the story -- 

Wainwright credited the Giants' "very deep lineup."
"Adding Morse was a great pickup for them," he said. "You put him right in the middle with Posey and (Pablo) Sandoval and Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence ... that's murderers' row right there."
Sandoval's RBI streak ended at nine games, one short of the San Francisco record, but he came tantalizingly close with a seventh-inning double that barely stayed in the park. Pence was on first base but had to hold up until he was sure right fielder Randal Grichuk would not catch the ball. Pence stopped at third before Hector Sanchez's two-run single.
Bumgarner ended a fantastic May - 5-0, 2.08 ERA - with his second consecutive start of seven innings, three hits and 10 strikeouts. He blanked the Cards, who scored their four runs against David Huff in the eighth inning.
Bumgarner struck out every St. Louis starter except for Yadier Molina, who was pulled after two at-bats in a white-flag move.



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