After the Giants killed it at the All Star game they continued their dominance and began the second half of the season winning 7 of their first 9 games. They began by sweeping the Houston Astros at home, if the Astros didn’t have to play us ever again I think they’d be relieved, and then the Giants went on the road to face the Braves and the Phillies where they took 2 out of 3 games from each team. The team has been able to get off to such a hot start after the All Star break because of their pitching and the bats of The Melk Man, Buster, and Crawford…. yes you heard me right, Brandon Crawford.
The young first basemen, Brandon Belt, had high hopes when he made the team out of spring training and got the opening day start. Unfortunately soon after, things started to spin out of control for the young lefty as nothing was going his way. Due to some injuries and roster changes Belt got another opportunity to prove himself in the majors, the only question was if he’d take advantage of this chance.
On Friday June 1st the Giants started a four game series versus the Chicago Cubs. To get the weekend started on a positive note Theriot and Posey both knocked in runs in the first inning and Cabrera continued his hot streak from May by knocking in a run in the 3rd along with Posey, his second of the night. That’s all Madison Bumgarner would need as he threw 8 solid innings of no run baseball. “Mad Bum” has been pitching lights out with 11 strikeouts his last outing and a 6-4 record on the season. Continue reading