Sunday, May 04, 2014

Five in a row!

The first-ever sweep at Turner Field. How about that! The team is now 20-11 -- a pace that would equal out to 104-58 over a full season. Wow.

Highlight was Brandon Crawford's 2 HRs but really the story is the pitching. My word. Let's look at part of Chris Haft's story for MLB.com  -- 

The victory was the Giants' ninth in their last 10 games and lengthened their winning streak to five. To say that they're in a groove is an understatement.
"We're not thinking about it," left-hander Madison Bumgarner said. "We're just trying to play good ball."
The Giants proved adept at retracing their steps this weekend.
Their starting pitchers each worked six innings and allowed one run, capped by Bumgarner's nine-strikeout effort Sunday. Bumgarner's own throwing error made his run unearned as he ended a personal three-game losing streak. That had to thrill a sizable gathering of his friends and relatives who made the four-hour drive here from his Hickory, N.C., home.
The bullpen concluded each game with three shutout innings. For the series, Giants relievers yielded three hits and walked four.
Home runs continued to account for virtually all of San Francisco's scoring. Crawford's first homer Sunday, which broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning against Braves starter Alex Wood, lengthened the Giants' streak of consecutive games with a homer to 11. That's San Francisco's longest stretch of this kind since Barry Bonds and company homered in 14 games in a row from July 28-Aug. 13, 2002. When a reporter suggested that the Giants must broaden their offense with base hits at some juncture, catcher Buster Posey said, "Singles and doubles, then a homer. How about that?"

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