Madison Bumgarner Surrenders First Runs Of Spring In Comeback Win

By Chris Corbett

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 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 

The Giants first run of the game came from a Mike Morse single in the top of the third inning, singled to right that scored Angel Pagan.

Going into the top of the ninth inning, the Giants trailed the game 4-2 but 4 straight hits, by Andrew SusacEhire 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

Buster Posey, who started the game playing first base, also finished the game 2-3
Pablo Sandoval hit a solo home run in the 8th inning, finished the game 1-4

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.