While all his friends went Trick or Treating tonight, 21 year old Madison Bumgarner pitched a three-hit shutout in the World Series against the great Texas Rangers bats. That's two shutouts now against this team.
The Giants had a phenomenal defensive performance behind Bumgarner to bolster the win. But the great glove work started out with Hamilton's diving catch to save the Giants from scoring first. The G-Men turned several double plays, and Cody Ross came close to matching Hamilton's feat later in the game with a sliding catch of his own. Rook Buster Posey gunned down Hamilton in a seemingly sure steal attempt. But the play that sticks out is Freddie Sanchez's robbery of a line drive. Hit over his head, he went high up, landed into a backward somersault, and came up with a sno-cone snag.
The Giants provided all the offense in the game in a blowout. Blowout? Yes, four runs scored by this team is a blowout. Huff's two run bomb, Torres' bouncer off the top of the fence that bounced back into the yard (yes, Ian, he did it too), and Posey's blast added up to an insurmountable lead. Bumgarner was iffy in the 7th, but Bochy left him in for the 8th to face the bottom of the order. The Beard slammed the door shut in the 9th with a 1-2-3 inning.
Final - San Francisco 4, Texas 0
Los Gigantes surge to a 3-1 series lead