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Orange and Black Wednesday Inside Scoop

May 21st, 2014 at 11:58 AM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants were one strike away from taking the series opener last night before the Colorado Rockies spoiled the party by scoring two runs in the ninth on Nolan's Arenado's game-winning RBI double. Sergio Romo blew his second save of the year in the 5-4 loss.

'San Francisco Giants' photo (c) 2012, HarshLight - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The orange and black scored all four of their runs last night with two outs and are tied for first in the majors with 92 runs scored with two outs. They lead baseball with 90 RBI's with two outs.

The Giants are 11-4 in series openers, 9-9 in one-run games and 29 of their 46 games have been decided by two runs or fewer.

Madison Bumgarner took a no-decision and has now allowed three runs or fewer in 18 straight road games, which is now a new Giants franchise record after surpassing Ed Whitson, who was the previous leader at 17 consecutive games from May 11th, 1980-May 6th, 1981. Bumgarner's streak started last year on June 3rd and James Shields of the Kansas City Royals currently holds the longest active streak of 22 consecutive road starts of allowing three earned runs or fewer.

'SF Giants Madison Bumgarner' photo (c) 2013, SD Dirk - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Giants catcher Buster Posey is day-to-day with a nerve irritation in his lower back and could be back in the lineup tonight.

Former Giants Jeffrey Leonard and Tony Siegle will represent the team at the 2014 MLB Draft that begins live on the MLB Network and MLB.com at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 5th. The draft will run through Saturday the 7th and the Giants own the No. 14 pick in the first round of the draft.

 

 

 
 
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