Our San Francisco Giants split two games against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. Our pitching did not show up on Friday, when the Giants lost 11-4. All four pitchers gave up runs, while Madison Bumgarner got the loss. The young lefty is now 0-6 on the year with a 4.25 era. No need to panic though, as he has been improving each time out and is still only 21.
The G-Men followed it up with a 3-0 win in Saturday’s shortened game. The rain delayed the start of the ballgame and would eventually end it as the umpires called the game in the 7th inning after a 40 minute rain delay. Ryan Vogelsong led the way with 6 strong innings, 0 runs, 7 Ks and only 1 walk. He is now 3-0 on the season with a 2.36 era. He just might have pitched himself into the rotation over the last few weeks as Barry Zito has been injured. Vogelsong had this to say on his first career shutout and the rain…
“That’s the worst I’ve ever been in, for sure…If the mound would have been bad, it would have been a lot tougher, but the mound held up good…I didn’t want our guys standing out there too long,” he said. “I was just trying to get us back in the dugout as quick as I could.”
Today’s series finisher and rubber match was postponed to a later date due to more rain in Chicago.
-Andres Torres went 3-5 on Friday before sitting on Saturday. His bat is helping an otherwise anemic Giants offense. He is now 7 for his last 15 ABs and hitting .349 on the season.
-Ryan Vogelsong continues to get the job done for the Giants. He is 3-0 and the Giants are 4-0 when he starts.
-Friday’s game was disappointing as all our pitchers gave up earned runs. Hopefully the slow start won’t get to Bumgarner as he still has nasty stuff and will be a huge part of our team for years to come.
The Giants got to sit on Sunday, but they will be busy as they play 13 games in 14 days. We start off with a 2 game series against the Rockies in Colorado where Lincecum and Sanchez will look to continue the team’s success against their division rivals. They will follow it up with a 2 game series in LA against the Dodgers before coming home to take on the Oakland A’s in the Battle of the Bay.