Giants vs Diamondbacks – Game Recap – July 4, 2022
PHOENIX — — Madison Bumgarner picked up a win over her former team and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat San Francisco 8-3 on Monday, handing the Giants their fifth straight loss.
Buddy Kennedy drove in two runs and Cooper Hummel scored twice for Arizona. The Giants have lost 11 of 14 games.
Last season, the Giants went 17-2 against Arizona in winning the NL West title. But in their first of 19 meetings this year, Bumgarner (4-8) and the D-backs prevailed.
Bumgarner, now in his third season with Arizona after helping the Giants win three World Series championships, allowed three runs in five innings. The 32-year-old southpaw struck out four and walked three.
Bumgarner gave up a two-run single to LaMonte Wade Jr. in the first, then settled. He was retired after 100 pitches and is now 2-1 lifetime against the Giants.
Carlos Rodón (7-5) allowed four runs in five innings, striking out seven.
Kennedy hit an even two-run single in the first. A series of Giants misses in the second helped Arizona score two more – Rodón covered the first late on a field single, San Francisco then botched a bunt and receiver Curt Casali erred to launch on a flight.
Arizona was leading 4-3 when Kennedy hosted reliever Tyler Rogers in the sixth with a single to the infield. Josh Rojas had an RBI double and scored on Daulton Varsho’s single.
David Villar made his major league debut for the Giants, batting seventh and playing second base. On the first pitch he saw, he lined up a double on the fence in right center field. He then had an RBI single.
Villar, the Giants’ 2018 11th-round draft pick from South Florida, was batting .284 with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs in 66 games at Triple-A Sacramento. He led the Pacific Coast League in home runs.
Giants: SS Brandon Crawford (inflamed left knee) is eligible to be off the injured list on Tuesday. Manager Gabe Kapler said “all systems are working” for Crawford’s return.
Diamondbacks: RHP Ian Kennedy (right calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list just before the game. Arizona recalled RHP Keynan Middleton from Triple-A Reno to replace him. Kennedy, 37, has a 3.58 ERA this season in a prep role. He left Sunday’s game against Colorado after striking out a batter in the eighth inning.
LHP Alex Wood (5-7, 5.03) will start for the Giants on Tuesday. The Diamondbacks have yet to name a starter.