Madison Bumgarner was knocked around for nine runs (seven earned) over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rockies.
Bumgarner blew leads of 4-0 and 5-4, including a grand slam by Jordan Pacheco in a five-run fifth inning. The seven earned runs allowed were a season-high and fell one short of his career-high. The southpaw struck out four and walked a pair in the loss. Bumgarner has been money in seven out of his nine starts this season, so we're expecting better results next time out against the Nationals at home.
Marco Scutaro went 3-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Rockies.
Ho-hum, just another multi-hit night for the hottest hitter in the game. Scutaro now has a 16-game hitting streak and has raised his batting average from .215 to .327 in the process. The 37-year-old is not going to provide much in the way of pop or speed, but keep running him out there in all formats until he cools down.
Brandon Crawford went 2-for-4 with a three-run double in the Giants' 8-6 victory over the Rockies on Thursday.
Crawford has made a career out of hitting against the Rockies; he's at .348 with three homers and 17 RBI in 92 at-bats against Colorado, compared to .228 with nine homers and 69 RBI in 680 at-bats against everyone else. Fortunately, he has three more games at Coors Field coming up this weekend.
Matt Cain won despite allowing six runs in 6 1/3 innings Thursday versus the Rockies at Coors Field.
All of the runs came on homers: Todd Helton and Wilin Rosario hit back-to-back jacks in the second, while Wilin Rosario followed with a three-run shot in the third. Cain ended up striking out six and walking two. Tonight was a setback as far as his ERA is concerned, but only a little one.
Ryan Vogelsong will make his next scheduled start on Monday against the Nationals.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was considering replacing Vogelsong and his 8.06 ERA, but he'll give him at least one more shot. "This guy has done a lot," the skipper said. "He's earned some things, including a longer leash." The fact that the Giants' best option to replace Vogelsong is likely long reliever Chad Gaudin surely played into Bochy's decision. Vogelsong will obviously be a sketchy fantasy play Monday.
Angel Pagan went 3-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday, but the Giants lost to the Blue Jays.
Pagan has had a subpar season thus far by his standards, but he's still contributing by getting on base and scoring runs. The outfielder should start to steal more bases and hit for a higher average as the season wears on.