It was nail biter at the end, but Hunter Strickland was able to get Ozzie Albies to fly out to end the ball game. The San Francisco Giants swept the series and have won their past five series.
The Giants keep chugging along, as they came into Atlanta playing a red hot Braves team, but were able to cool them down. Andrew Suarez started the game and was very efficient in 5 innings. Suarez has been one of the pleasant surprises of this young season, as there were tempered expectations with Suarez being a rookie this year.
But, Suarez has continued to hold down a spot in the rotation with Bumgarner being out. Now, with the potential of Cueto being sidelined for the rest of the year, Suarez could have a permanent spot in the rotation.
The bullpen has been a huge success to the Giants winning ways, as Sam Dyson continues to relive his Texas Rangers days and has been a huge piece of the bullpen. Tony Watson continues to shut the door in his setup role to Hunter Strickland and has been very efficient in his work coming out of the bullpen.
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Although, things got scary towards the end with Strickland, he was able to get of out the jam and might be able to keep his spot as the closer. Mark Melancon, who was supposed to be the closer at the beginning of the year is nearing his return and will bring more fire to an already electric bullpen.
The Giants next series will come up against the Phillies for a 4 game set. If the Giants continue to play like their playing there’s no reason why another series win is not out of the question. With so many guys hurt, it’s truly amazing how this team has been able to win so many games.
Once Bumgarner, and if Cueto, comes back, look out because this Giants ball club are a very good team, and one to be feared in the National League.