Madison Bumgarner struck out eleven over seven innings as the San Francisco Giants won 10-1 over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday afternoon.
The Giants’ offense started early with a home run from Pablo Sandoval in the first inning. Sandoval is batting .315 with 5 home runs and 25 RBI on the season but needed to take a moment in the fifth inning after being hit in the wrist by a pitch from Paul Maholm. Manager Bruce Bochy said the x-ray showed he’d be fine, but he’s still a little concerned because of the area of injury and will check in on him tomorrow.
Two big four-run innings put the game away for the Giants, who had extra bases in eight of their 14 hits. Gregor Blanco had a career-high four RBI on Saturday, three from a pinch-hit double in the eighth. Blanco said he didn’t do any stretching or warmups in the cage before his RBI triple.
“Torres [asked me] ‘what’d you do?’ I said nothing. ‘Well, you better do that,’” Blanco said.
Bochy said Blanco will be in the lineup tomorrow. The ...