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The only thing that would have made Brandon Crawford feel better about his game-ending homer was if it had come early enough to reward Madison
Bumgarner with a win.
Crawford homered with one out in the bottom of the ninth after Bumgarner threw seven scoreless innings Womens Kyle Palmieri Jersey , giving the San
Francisco Giants their fourth straight victory, 1-0 over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
”It would have been nice to get him a win,” Crawford said. ”He pitched well enough that he should have gotten one. … He looked like vintage
Bum out there. He had everything working. His slider has been a lot sharper his last couple of outings, his curveball is looking a lot better and
he’s locating stuff.”
Colorado starter Kyle Freeland matched Bumgarner with seven spotless innings of his own, setting the stage for Crawford’s dramatic shot.
Left-hander Harrison Musgrave (0-3) entered in the ninth to face the left-handed-hitting Crawford. The move backfired when Crawford launched a high
drive that cleared the wall in right field for his third career walk-off homer, sending the Rockies to their fourth consecutive loss.
”It just kind of kept to the middle,” Musgrave said. ”Good hitters hit it out of the park and that’s what happened. Just didn’t execute a
pitch and you get punished up here for stuff like that.”
Crawford was mobbed by teammates at home plate as the Giants improved to 42-39 at the halfway point of the season. That’s 12 games ahead of their
pace from a year ago despite playing the first two months without an injured Bumgarner.
”You always want more,” Bumgarner said. ”But the spot we’re in now is not a bad place to be.”
Reyes Moronta (4-1) got two outs for the win.
Bumgarner retired the first 14 batters he faced before Carlos Gonzalez became the first Colorado hitter to reach, on a broken-bat double that landed
just inside the left-field line.
Bumgarner walked the next two batters to load the bases before escaping the jam by striking out Freeland. The 2014 World Series MVP allowed just two
hits with eight strikeouts in his second consecutive scoreless start. He pitched eight shutout innings to beat San Diego for his first win of the
season last Thursday.
Freeland was just as stingy, permitting only four hits and pitching around a pair of errors by first baseman Ian Desmond. Freeland got Pablo Sandoval
to ground out with runners on first and third to end the fourth, and retired Crawford on a popup with runners at the corners to end the sixth.
Freeland has 11 quality starts in 16 appearances this season.
”What a great matchup between two lefties, one just starting his career and getting his feet on the ground, and Bumgarner, obviously we know what
he’s done in his career Richard Panik Jersey
,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. ”Really proud of Kyle.”
Rockies: RHP Scott Oberg and LHP Mike Dunn were activated from the disabled list. RHPs Jeff Hoffman and Brooks Pounders were optioned to Triple-A
Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija (right shoulder) will likely need at least one more rehab start after lasting just four innings for Triple-A Sacramento on
Tuesday. Samardzija’s outing was cut short because he threw 40 pitches in the first.
WALK IT OFF
Crawford gave the Giants their sixth walk-off homer in a 1-0 win since moving to San Francisco in 1958. The previous one was hit by Steve Decker
against Houston in 1991. The others were hit by Bobby Murcer vs. Philadelphia in 1976, Tom Haller in 1967 vs. Pittsburgh, and Willie Mays in 1966
against Houston and 1963 off Warren Spahn in a 16-inning game that Juan Marichal completed against the Milwaukee Braves.
Bumgarner struck out DJ LeMahieu to open the game, giving him 1,500 Ks for his career in 1,534 1/3 innings. He’s the ninth-fastest lefty to reach
the mark in the live ball era starting in 1920.
Jon Gray (7-7) looks to beat the Giants for the first time in six career starts in the series finale. Gray is coming off his third career 12-strikeout
game, the most in Colorado history. Chris Stratton (8-5) pitches for San Francisco.
After Browns receiver Josh Gordon issued an aspirational-but-ominous statement regarding the fact that he’ll miss the first week of training camp,
Browns G.M. John Dorsey said that Gordon will be placed on the non-football injury list. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer,
Dorsey said Wednesday that the Browns will use a different designation.
According to Cabot, the Browns will place Gordon on the “did not report” list.
On the surface, that doesn’t mean much. He’s either with the team or not, and if he’s not with the team, the Browns need to find a way to
account for him until he returns.
But “did not report” implies something more negative and voluntary than the non-football illness designation. It has the sound and feel of a
holdout; indeed, it potentially makes Gordon subject to the daily fine of $40 Youth DJ Moore Jersey ,000 for each day he
Maybe there is, in a roundabout way, a desire by Gordon to improve his financial standing. Because Gordon appeared in only five games in 2014 and five
games in 2017, his shot at free agency (restricted or unrestricted) continues to be delayed. This year, the Browns were able to keep him by offering a
one-year, $790,000 deal. Maybe the anxiety that reportedly is keeping him from camp arises in part from the fact that, more than six years after being
drafted, he’s still making peanuts relative to other elite receivers.
Or maybe the Browns simply placed Gordon on the “did not report” list in order to free up the 90th roster spot. Absent an explanation as to why
they used the device (the question has been posed), it’s impossible to know why the Browns opted for this specific designation. Either way, the
words “did not report” carry much different weight than “non-football illness.”