The San Francisco Giants came out victorious in game one of the National League Championship Series over old friends, the St. Louis Cardinals by three-runs-to-nothing. In what was a true ace-off between Madison Bumgarner and Adam Wainwright, Mad-Bum continued his sheer postseason dominance as he led the Giants to a one-to-nothing series lead, with a shutout.
Bumgarner was dominant for seven and two thirds, not allowing any runs.
Wainwright wasn’t just as sharp.
The Giants were able to score three runs off of the Cardinal’s starter. Travis Ishikawa and Brandon Belt both had an RBI single each, and the third run was scored on an error from third baseman Matt Carpenter on an infield grounder from Gregor Blanco.
The Giants also missed several big opportunities to score some insurance runs.
Pablo Sandoval had himself a day at the dish, too.
MLB’s new statcast was on call to analyse some Panda base running.
As aforementioned, Ishikawa got it done with his bat early in the game. However, his glove was in fine form too, as he attempts to prevent Michael Morse from taking the starting left field job.
The San Francisco Giants have a one game lead in the NLCS, with Jake Peavy going to the mound tomorrow looking to double the Giants’ series lead.