Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Four in a row, ho, ho, ho

Man, what a strange way to win a game on consecutive wild pitches to Madison Bumgarner.

That's four in a row, way to go, ho, ho, ho. The Giants got 12 hits -- 4 by Buster Posey -- and scored only three times. Here's the mlb.com recap:


SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco Giants wasted a lot of offense and almost squandered another strong pitching performance by Madison Bumgarner as well. But they forged ahead for good with the help of a couple of wild pitches in Tuesday night's seventh inning and ultimately outlasted the Milwaukee Brewers, 3-2.
With the score tied, 2-2, the Giants set up their fourth consecutive victory as Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco singled with one out in the seventh inning off Brewers reliever Will Smith (1-1). The left-hander's first two pitches to Bumgarner skipped to the backstop, enabling Pagan to score and allowing the Giants to ignore the 13 runners they left on base.
Bumgarner (8-2) surrendered four hits and struck out eight in eight innings while recording his seventh winning decision in a row. The Brewers kept the score close thanks to Jonathan Lucroy's fifth-inning homer and Hernan Perez's sixth-inning RBI single, which followed Jonathan Villar's double.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED Decent debut: Outside of his pitch count that was at 87 through four innings, Brewers starter Matt Garza's first appearance of the season went fairly well. He pitched with runners on base all four innings but limited the damage to one run before giving way to Corey Knebel in the fifth. Garza also had good command for the most part, as he issued only one walk.
Busting out: Giants catcher Buster Posey went 4-for-5, raising his batting average from .257 to .270. It was Posey's first four-hit game of the season.


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