San Francisco Giants Win Second Game Against Dodgers 3-1, Brandon Belt Headed To DL


Madison Bumgarner (4-3, 2.83) looked fantastic tonight, he pitched eight innings for the Giants only allowing four hits, one ER (Puig HR) in 112 pitches. The Giants won game two of the four game series 3-1 and are now 6-2 against the Dodgers and 4-1 at Dodger Stadium this season.

May 9, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starter Madison Bumgarner (40) delivers a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

In the third inning, Paul Maholm drilled Brandon Belt in the left thumb in his at bat and they announced it was broken in the sixth inning. The average recovery time for a broken bone is 6-8 weeks. You can see the video here.

In the top of the fifth inning, Brandon Crawford hit his fourth home run of the season, scoring Brandon Hicks who Maholm walked at the beginning of the inning. Crawford is hitting .421 vs LHP (16 for 38) with 3 HRs.

Joaquin Ariaswho came into the game after Belt was hit, singled in the top of the sixth inning and Justin Turner overthrew first base and Hunter Pence scored.

Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and after his rude bat flip, Bumgarner shouted something over to him after he rounded third base. Buster Posey came between the two and said something to Puig and he walked away.

Don Mattingly was ejected shortly after when arguing a strike-three call (that was clearly a strike) to Hanley Ramirez.

Sergio Romo came in the ninth inning and recorded his 12th save of the season, lowering his ERA to 1.65. Angel Pagan made an excellent dive in center field to rob Puig of a hit.

With Belt being out at least 6-8 weeks, who could do you want to see play 1B? Travis Ishikawa, who the Giants signed to a minor league contract two weeks ago, is on the DL with a finger injury, My guess is Hector Sanchez and Posey will platoon at first base.