Madison Bumgarner, SF Giants Beat Milwaukee Brewers
The San Francisco Giants beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 behind the outstanding pitching of Madison Bumgarner.
Like yesterday, Ryan Braun gave the Brewers a 1-0 lead with a home run, this time with two outs in the first.
Bumgarner got things done not just on the mound but also at the plate.
He hit a one-out double in the third for the Giants’ first hit of the day. He came around with the Giants’ first run on a two-out single by Jeff Keppinger.
The Giants scored the eventual winning run in the very next inning.
Aubrey Huff led off with one of his three hits on the day. Nate Schierholtz then hit into a force out to replace him on the basepaths. He moved to third on a single by Brandon Belt. Mike Fontenot hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Schierholtz.
Bumgarner pitched into the eighth inning. Bruce Bochy decided to bring in Sergio Romo with two outs and a runner on first. Bumgarner left to a standing ovation.
He allowed eight hits, one run and no walks. He also struck out eight.
Romo and Brian Wilson were perfect, combining to retire the final four Brewers to secure the victory.
Belt started the game in left field. Cody Ross replaced him at the start of the eighth.
Bumgarner got the Giants’ only extra-base hit. Brewers’ starter Yovani Gallardo also hit a double. Gallardo’s batting average is exactly 100 points higher than Bumgarner’s — .239 to .139.
Yuniesky Betancourt led off the second with a base hit. The Giants’ defense again bested the Brewers’ baserunning when Jonathan Lucroy flew into a double play.
Tomorrow, the Giants will visit the White House and meet President Obama.
Tuesday, San Francisco begins a three-game series with the Phillies in Philadelphia at 4:05 p.m. PDT.
Probable Pitchers: Tim Lincecum (8-8, 2.90) vs. Vance Worley (6-1, 2.02)
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