Bumgarner and Shields. Well, I think we all know how this one plays out, don’t we? I’m not unsympathetic to the Royals, they are victims of an organization and set of rules that disadvantages them. And I’ve got waaay more respect for Yost than Bochy who is terrible.
So the Giants are will leave San Francisco up 3 – 2 and the Royals will have to sweep in Kansas City and that’s just the way it is.
Last night was an enjoyable blow out if you’re a Giants fan, an ordeal if you root for Blue.
Bottom 1st, Leadoff Walk, Wild Pitch, Steal, RBI Force. Giants 1 – 0.
Top 3rd, 1 Out Single, Force, 2 Down, Steal, RBI Single, Walk, RBI Single, 2 RBI Single. Royals 4 – 1.
Bottom 3rd, Leadoff Single, Sacrifice, RBI Single. Royals 4 – 2
Bottom 5th, Leadoff Double, Sacrifice, RBI Single, Single, At The Corners, Walk, RBI Sacrifice, KO. Tied at 4.
Bottom 6th, Leadoff Single, Single, Sacrifice, 2nd and 3rd, Walk, Force at the Plate, 2 RBI Single, RBI Single. Giants 7 – 4.
Bottom 7th, Leadoff Single, Walk, Double Switch, RBI Single with Error, 2 RBI Double, RBI Double. Giants 11 – 4.
Game Over Dude.
Starting tonight for the Giants is Madison Bumgarner (L, 18 – 10, ERA 2.98). Post Season he is 3 – 1, ERA 1.40 based on 38.2 Innings Pitched with 22 hits, 3 Home Runs, 7 Runs Scored.
He will be matched for the Royals by James Shields (R, 14 – 8, ERA 3.21). Post Season he is 1 – 1, ERA 7.11 based on 19 Innings Pitched with 28 Hits, 4 Home Runs, 15 Runs Scored.
I would have pitched Bumgarner last night so he would have been available in Game 6 and I sure as hell would have benched Vogelsong sooner. As it is we shall leave Baghdad by the Bay with the Giant’s requiring but 1 victory.