The San Francisco Giants are on a roll. They won the final game in a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers today 15-5, which secured the sweep.
In this series, the Giants outscored the Brewers 31-8. The Giants’ offense is on fire right now, and this has led to them winning six games in a row.
The Giants won today behind a seven-run seventh inning. Hunter Pence got the inning going with a triple, and after a walk by Pablo Sandoval and a wild pitch, Pence came in to score. Andrew Susac doubled to score Sandoval and Ishikawa, who reached on a single. Joaquin Arias brought in Susac with a double. Joe Panik hit a triple, which scored Brandon Crawford, who had walked, and Arias, and then Pence came up to bat again and singled to bring Panik home.
Pence finished the day with four hits in five at-bats, two RBI, and he scored three runs.
Sandoval also had a nice day at the plate as he went 3-for-4 with a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored. Two of those hits were a triple and a two-run home run.
Susac also finished the day with three hits in five at-bats (two doubles) and three RBI. Susac has really filled in nicely for Hector Sanchez, and he’s raised his average to .267.
On the pitching side, Madison Bumgarner continued his excellence. He allowed just five hits and one earned run in six innings, while striking out seven and walking one.
Tim Lincecum saw his first action out of the bullpen, since Yusmeiro Petit took over in the starting rotation. Lincecum entered the game in the top of the eighth inning to a loud standing ovation. He gave up three hits, including a home run, and three runs (two earned) in two innings. He walked none and struck out none.
The Giants are rolling right now and could be getting hot at just the right time. September baseball is always interesting, so the Giants have to continue to stay aggressive offensively. The starting pitchers have been stellar recently as well, so the Giants are doing what they need to do to make a strong postseason push.
How’s this for dominance? #SFGiants go 6-1 on homestand; they score 44 runs, and their starters give up just 6 ER in 50.2 IP.
— Ryan Hood (@ryanhood19) August 31, 2014
Next up, they travel to Colorado to take on the Rockies. Tomorrow, they will first complete the suspended game from May 22nd, and then they will play another game 20-30 minutes after that game. They then play on Tuesday and Wednesday, before a day off on Thursday.