Giants Win 3-2 With Angel Pagan Walk-off

By Denise Walos

Another no decision for Madison Bumgarner. Despite the 3-2 Giants win against the Diamondbacks, I can’t help but be a little sad Bumgarner didn’t walk away with the win. He deserved it (per usual).  He received no decision in his last seven starts.

But my favorite Giant Javier Lopez received the win tonight (3-2, 1.78 ERA) thanks to a walkoff single by my other favorite Giant Angel Pagan in the 11th inning that scored rookie Ehire Adrianza (his first MLB appearance as a pinch runner – with Melky’s old number 53).

Same two issues the whole season keep coming up:

  • Lack of run support – If I was a starting pitcher I would not be happy with the guys on the team that are supposed to be hitting
  • RIsP – runners left in scoring position.

I had a slight panic attack in the 6th inning when it was obvious that Bumgarner wasn’t returning to the game. But he was fine, they just shut him down after 6 innings, 89 pitches, 4 hits, 0 Rs with 9Ks.

In the 8th inning, Peguero made a rookie mistake and threw to 3B instead of 2B from LF after Eaton hit a single. It eventually allowed a run to score on Casilla.

Giants are 12-7 vs Arizona this season. Their win plus the Dodgers loss tonight keeps them mathematically still in the running for the NLW.  Well the Giants would have to win every game through the end of the season and the Dodgers would have to lose every game. Stranger things have happened before.

Sep 4, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Angel Pagan (16) celebrates with left fielder Gregor Blanco (7) after a 13-5 win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports