Saturday, June 26, 2010

Game Recap: BOS 4, SF 2

Madison Bumgarner pitched well in his season debut against a tough team, but the few mistakes he made cost him, and the Giants lost the game 4-2. Bumgarner gave up an early home run to Darnell McDonald, and in the second inning Mike Cameron's 3-run bomb to center field gave the Red Sox all the runs they would need. After that, Bumgarner recovered nicely, keeping his pitch count very manageable and finishing 7 innings. He only had one walk, and 5 strikeouts, including getting the bearded creep twice. Bumgarner had no trouble hitting the strike zone in this outing (66/96 pitches thrown for strikes), which is also probably the reason for those home runs early in the game. Enjoy watching Buster Posey catch a game, because it won't happen for another month. Now that Bumgarner is a major league pitcher, he'll need someone with a wealth of major league experience like Eli Whiteside to call the game.

It looked like the Giants might have a chance to come back like they did yesterday after Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz left the game injured in the 2nd inning. However, the Boston bullpen shut them down for the most part, the only real threat coming in the 6th inning, where the Giants only managed to get a run on a Buster Posey sacrifice fly.

Andres Torres is starting to slump. Juan Uribe is starting to slump. Even the Huffster hasn't displayed his usual awesomeness lately. And Aaron Rowand just started two games in a row in center field.

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