Sep 19, 2013; New York, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcherMadison Bumgarner
(40) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
The Giants edged the Mets by a score of 2-1 this afternoon behind the brilliant pitching of Madison Bumgarner. He earned his 13th win on the season as the Giants improved to 5-2 on this 10 game road trip. Javier Lopez came in for Santiago Casilla in the 9th and earned his first save this season.
After taking 2 of 3 from the Mets, the Giants have won back to back series on the road during the same trip for the first time this season. Juan Perez was the hitting star today going 3 for 3 and reaching base all 4 times in his hometown.
Once again there was a huge contingent of Giants fans at Citi Field today. So much so that in the bottom of the 9th Krukow commented that it sounded like they were in San Francisco. The Finnerty’s crew just keeps on rocking.
The Giants took the lead in the top of the 4th inning. With 1 out, Hector Sanchez doubled down the left field line. Joaquin Arias followed that with a bloop single to right field that moved Sanchez to 3rd.
Juan Perez, who grew up in the Bronx and went to Dewitt Clinton high school, singled up the middle to drive Sanchez in and make it a 1-0 game. He had many friends and family in the stands today and gave them a show.
The other young kid in the lineup today also came through. In his first big league start, Ehire Adrianza knocked Arias in on a fielder’s choice to make it 2-0. The Mets could not turn two as Adrianza busted down that line to earn his first Major League RBI.
Madison Bumgarner fanned 10 Mets hitters, bringing his total to 199 for the season which is a new career high.
He has been so dominant this season, despite not getting any run support. Wendy Thurm with a quality stat.
The Giants have now won 5 of their last 6 and are 12-8 since Angel Pagan returned from the DL. They move on to face the Yankees starting tomorrow in the Bronx. Tim Lincecum (10-13, 4.40) will face off against CC Sabathia (13-13, 4.90) in a battle of former Cy Young winners. First pitch will be 4:05 pt.
Be proud of the week in New York so far Giants fans. We can hear you loud and clear.