Post-game Notes: July 19, 2011 Giants-Dodgers (5-3)
Brandon Belt’s tired of getting cornered, grabbed, and thrown back to Fresno. He had his gameface throughout the entire game, even during his solo homer and two-run game-winning double. Welcome back, Baby Giraffe. I’m sure all of us will have a problem if we have to go back to using the #FreeBrandonBelt tag.
Madison Bumgarner’s outing tonight, if you disregard the three-run third inning blip he had, was an absolute gem. It’s also the first time MadBum received more than three runs of support at home with five, and Belt drove in three of those runs (a lot of three’s in this paragraph). He was absolutely dealing. Aside from the third inning, he went 1-2-3 in all the other seven innings he pitched. Stats for the night: 8IP, 4H, 0BB, 7K, 3ER. Like I said in a previous post, his ERA would be pretty damn close to sub-3.00 if it wasn’t for that one horrible outing in June.
Small note: this makes five times over the last six games where the Giants have scored four or more runs. Good god, I hope this continues.
Even with the amount of time they missed, you think Pablo has a shot at a Golden Glove and Belt contending for ROY? The Panda doesn’t just have a hot bat, but he is absolutely incredible on defense this year. Spectacular plays this week. He was taken out for a tight quad, though. He should be good to go tomorrow, but the last thing we need is for Pablo to be injured again.
Pretty excited to see our new trade acquisition in action tomorrow. Jeff Keppinger will be getting the start at second in the series finale with the aces Lincecum and Kershaw. Definitely a solid trade for what we gave up. Good bat and great fill-in for that black hole we seem to have at second base.
We have beaten LA, and we have done it six straight. Today marked the first time the Giants have taken six in a row from the Dodgers since 1969. Let’s make it seven for the sweep tomorrow behind Timmy! #BEATLA