Feb. 25, 2013; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Giants Blow 9-Run Lead In Tie With White Sox


Brett Bochy recieved a taste of some torture on Monday when the Giants took on the Chicago White Sox.

Bochy entered a bases-loaded jam with one out in the eighth inning. He surrendered a double and a home run before calmly settling in to collect a strikeout followed by a groundout to end the mess.

Before Bochy was inserted into the game, reliever Fabio Castillo struggled. He allowed a total of five earned runs, completing just one-third of an inning.

After Madison Bumgarner, who pitched two scoreless frames, Dan Otero, Sergio Romo and Michael Kickham, the Giants pitching was a diaster. Chris Heston allowed two runs, the aforementioned Castillo allowed five and Bochy allowed two.

Multiple reports confirm that Bumgarner has smoothed out some mechanical flaws, which seemed to work on Monday. Bumgarner’s command was good, and he walked just one batter over two innings. For him, consistency will be key.

The Giants jumped on the White Sox early, but Chicago stormed back, ending the game in a 9-9 tie.

Notables:

  • Marco Scutaro had two hits and an RBI
  • Cole Gillespie had two hits
  • Hunter Pence, Francisco Peguaro and Joaquin Arias each had one hit

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