Saturday, September 12, 2015

That's more like it

A Madison Bumgarner one-hitter. A 74-68 record with 20 games left.

The bottom line is that Giants need to go something like 18-2 the rest of the way to make the postseason while the dodgers go 10-10.

Nice game recap by CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly -- Here's the end ....

The left-hander took a perfect game into the eighth last August 26 but Justin Morneau broke it up with a double into the right-field corner. This time, Bumgarner would get to 23 consecutive outs. The best battle of the night came at the beginning of the seventh, when Justin Upton took a close 2-2 pitch and then fouled off a wicked 3-2 slider. He hit a grounder deep to short but Ehire Adrianza made a difficult play look easy. When Gyorko flied out to right, Padres manager Pat Murphy called for Upton Jr. as a pinch-hitter. 
Once a budding superstar, Upton Jr. has been one of the worst hitters in baseball over the past three seasons and is only a Padre because the Braves wanted to dump salary in a bigger deal. Still, he broke up Chris Heston’s no-hit bid in the sixth earlier this season and he got to Bumgarner on Saturday.


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