In his last Cactus League start, Madison Bumgarner did something this game that he hasn’t done all spring, he gave up a run. After going 22 innings without surrendering a single run, Brewers left fielder Khris Davis hit a long home run off of the Giants Opening Day Starter
That was no cheap way to give up your first run of the spring.
Bumgarner’s 21-inning shutout streak (excepting the Futures Game outing) ends with tape-measure HR by Khris Davis
— Chris Haft/SF Giants (@sfgiantsbeat) March 25, 2014
Bumgarner finished the game going 5.2 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 runs (all on solo home runs) 0 walks and 6 strikeouts. For the Spring, Bumgarner numbers were outstanding 22.2 IP 15 hits 3 runs (all earned) 22 strike outs and 2 walks. I have made it no secret that Bumgarner is my pick for the National League Cy Young Award this season. Brewers starter Wily Peralta starter matched Bumgarner pitch for pitch and ended with a final line of 6/1 IP 6 hits 1 run (earned) 0 walks and 5 strikeouts. Peralta also hit his second home run of the spring
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) March 25, 2014
Going into the top of the ninth inning, the Giants trailed the game 4-2 but 4 straight hits, by Andrew Susac, Ehire Adrianza Juan Perez and Gary Brown tied the game up. Mark Minicozzi drove in the winning runs with a sac fly to score Perez.
Notables from this game:
Morse finished the game 2-3 with an RBI, and also a pretty nice catch in left field
David Huff, who is part of the battle for the final bullpen job, went 1 inning giving up a hit and striking out 1.
Winning Pitcher: Sergio Romo
Losing Pitcher: Wei-Chung Wang
Save: Derek Law
With the 5-4 win, the Giants improve to 16-10-1 for the spring. The Giants finish their Arizona portion of Spring Training tomorrow afternoon when Matt Cain makes his final spring start versus the Colorado Rockies. After tomorrows game the Giants will return home to AT&T Park and take on Oakland for 2 games, and the 1 more at Oakland Coliseum on Saturday.