Madison was back on the hill last night, and, much like Matt, was not quite as sharp as he was in his first outing, but that was OK, because he was sharp enough for a victory. The Rockies were in town, and they have had a pretty good start, although they have not had to play the Cardinals as of yet. A couple more wins against the Rox would be great!
The Giants took advantage of Jorge De La Rosa before he could get settled in. Hunter Pence (most of our offense this year so far) homered with Marco and Pablo on base. That put us up 3-0 and we would add a fourth run in the 8th on Buster Posey's first rbi of the year. Colorado scored on a 3rd inning solo shot off the bat of Carlos Gonzalez that made it to the water and then chased Madison in the 6th inning with a single, stolen base and run-scoring single. Our relief was once again stunning, holding the Rox scoreless for 3 1/3 innings,allowing one hit in the process. We are winning games in our bullpen.
Madison threw 104 pitches, 62 for strikes in 5 2/3 innings. Compare that with his last line of 101 pitches, 76 strikes in 8 full last time out. But, the 4-2 result is a win for Maddy and the home team! Tim, in a less-than-stellar season last year, beat the Rockies three times.