After a Big Loss, Giants Beat the Rockies

What a mess! The Giants played horrible in the 14-3 loss against the Cardinals. The Giants were the first to put some runs on the board against the Cardinals, scoring twice in the third.  Brandon Crawford doubled to left. Pitcher Matt Cain sacrificed, Crawford advanced to third. Angel Pagan came up to bat he doubled to right bringing home Crawford. Then, Pablo Sandoval singled to center and Pagan scored. But it was all Giants could score against Adam Wainwright (1-1, 3.46 ERA). He went seven innings,  giving up two runs on seven hits (three doubles, a triple). He also struck out six with no walks. He dominated the Giants!

Matt Cain was no tMatt Cain. I mean, he did not throw like he usually does. The Cardinals attacked him in the fourth. Jon Jay led off with a single to center, and on  a Angel Pagan error, Jay advanced to second. Matt Carpenter singled to right. Jay advanced to third. Allen Craig came up to bat and  hit a sacrifice fly to right fielder Hunter Pence, Jay scored. Then, Carlos Beltran walked on four pitches and Carpenter advanced to second. After, Yadier Molina singled to left, Carpenter advanced to third and Beltran to second. With bases loaded, Matt Adams doubled to right, Carpenter and Beltran scored while Molina advanced to third.

However, the disaster was not over! Ty Wigginton singled to left, joining to the rally. Molina scored and Adams advanced to third. Pete Kozma singled to right, Matt Adams scored and Wigginton advanced to third. Pitcher Adam Wainwright fouled out on a bunt to catcher Buster Posey.  Jon Jay came to bat and he walked on four pitches loading the bases. Matt Cain departed after Matt Carpenter singled to right. The S. F. Giants reliever, Jose Mijares, faced Allen Craig who was hit by a pitch. This massacre continued with a  Beltran single to left. Jay and Carpenter scored. Finally, Mijares got out of the jam with a Yadier Molina stike- out. What a rally! So, St. Louis scored nine runs with eight hits and an error by Pagan.

The St. Louis Cardinals added two in the eight and three more in the ninth. S.F. giants scored one more in the bottom of the ninth.

Matt Cain (0-1, 8.38 ERA) throw 3 and 2/3 while giving up nine runs on seven hits (a double). He also struck out two with two walks. The S.F. Giants relievers to also take the mound were, Jose Mijares, Chad Gaudin, Javier Lopez and George Kontos.

After watching Matt Cain being hit very hard on Sunday, I was happy to watch Madison Bumgarner pitching so well! There was no drama or mad rally.

The Giants took the lead in the bottom of the first inning.  Angel Pagan flied out to right fielder Eric Young. Marco Scutaro singled on a line to left fielder Carlos Gonzalez.  Pablo Sandoval came up to bat and he singled on a line to center fielder Dexter Fowler. Marco Scutaro advanced to third.  But Buster Posey struck out swinging. It was up to Hunter Pence to bring runs and he did not fail! Pence homered (3) on a deep fly ball to left field bringing three runs in. Marco Scutaro and Pablo Sandoval scored too.

In the top of second, Colorado loaded bases with two outs; however, pitcher Jorge De La Rosa struck out swinging.

In the top of third, Colorado scored a run with Carlos Gonzalez’s solo HR (3) on a fly ball to right field.

In the 6th inning, Colorado scored one more run. With an out and no one on base, Michael Cuddyer singled on a ground ball to center fielder Angel Pagan. Josh Rutledge struck out swinging.  Chris Nelson came up to bat and Michael Cuddyer stole (1) second base.  Nelson singled on a ground ball to left fielder Andres Torres. Michael Cuddyer scored. Chris Nelson advanced to second, on a fielding error by left fielder Andres Torres. And it was all for Bumgarner.  Santiago Casilla relieved Bumgarner with two outs in 6th. He dominated Yorbit Torrealba who struck out swinging. Casilla throw 1 1/3 and no allowed runs. He also struck out two with no walks. His ERA is 4.50.

In the 8th, Jeremy Affeld (0.00 ERA) pitched for S.F. Giants. He retired three batters with one struck out.

In the bottom of 8th, The Giants scored one more. Angel Pagan singled on a ground ball to second baseman Josh Rutledge. Pablo Sandoval came up to bat and Pagan stole (1) second base. Sandoval was hit by pitch. Buster Posey singled on a sharp line drive to right fielder Eric Young. Angel Pagan scored. Sandoval advanced to second. Pitcher Matt Belisle replaced Chris Volstad on the mound. He got out of the jam with a Hunter Pence called out on strikes.

Sergio Romo (0.00 ERA) throw in the ninth, saving his fourth game in four opportunities. He pitched 1.0 inning on one hit (a double) and no allowed runs. He also struck out three with no walks. His ERA is 0.00.

Madison Bumgarner (2-0, 1.32 ERA) went 5 and 2/3 while giving up two runs on five hits (a home run). He also struck out five with five walks (one intentional).

Bumgarner did not pitch excellent, but he did enough to win. The Giants victory stopped down the Rockies’ five-game winning streak! Final: Giants 4, Colorado 2.

The second of this series will be Tuesday the 9th @AT&T Park, San Francisco, California @7:15 PM (Pacific Time). Tim Lincecum (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will start for S.F. Giants and Juan Nicasio (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will start for Colorado Rockies. So, let’s go Giants!

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