The defending World Series champs are toast.
Madison Bumgarner threw eight scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, but the Giants managed no runs and fell to the Cubs 1-0 on Saturday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
Nate Schierholtz, the former Giants outfielder, played the hero for Chicago with his game-winning solo shot off Sergio Romo in the top of the ninth.
The Giants are now 46-57 on the season and nine games back of the Dodgers — who defeated the Reds on Saturday — in the National League West standings. In any other division, they’d be buried even deeper.
Your Saturday recaps and box scores:
Rays 1, Yankees 0
Astros 8, Blue Jays 6
Angels 1, Athletics 3
Cardinals 0, Braves 2
Mets 1, Nationals 4
Twins 4, Mariners 0
Red Sox 7, Orioles 3
Rangers 0, Indians 1
Phillies 0, Tigers 10
Royals 1, White Sox 0
Pirates 7, Marlins 4
Padres 12, Diamondbacks 3
Brewers 7, Rockies 5
Cubs 1, Giants 0
Reds 1, Dodgers 4
Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.
Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:
Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.
Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.