Post-game Recap: Giants @ Rockies — September 16, 2011
I haven’t done one of these in awhile, but this game was so odd, it felt like I had to.
Madison Bumgarner’s final line: 7IP, 6H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K. He reduces his ERA to 3.21, and he is now finally a .500 pitcher for the season (12-12). I should also add that he went on the offensive and went 2-for-4 with 2RBI. Anything else I say about Bumgarner would be redundant (see this post from earlier today). He is incredible.
This game was incredibly interesting. For now, let’s summarize the offense through bullet-points…
The Giants are now 10-5 in the post-Rowand+Tejada era. In their six-game win streak, four of those games they’ve scored 8+ runs. Unbelievable.
But the weirdness doesn’t end there. Check out this defense in the bottom of the 7th. Outfield - Torres, Christian, Ford; Infield - Belt, Burriss, Crawford, Sandoval; Battery - Bumgarner, Stewart… NEW GUYS. YOUTH. OUT OF ALL OF THEM, ONLY CHRISTIAN AND TORRES ARE OVER 30.
IT DOESN’T END THERE EITHER. Conner Gillaspie pinch hits. Waldis Joaquin pitches in the 8th. MORE NEW GUYS. ALL THE ROOKIES.
THE WEIRDNESS STILL DOESN’T END THERE. Barry Zito finally makes his appearance after his injury as he pitches and shuts the door in the 9th.
This game was so weirdly entertaining. Can’t really comprehend much of it.