Thanks to Jonathan Sanchez’s early exit from the game, the Giants will be going deep into their bullpen in tonight’s NLCS Game 6 against the Phillies. Jeremy Affeldt came on with two on and nobody out in the third inning and has since retired six straight hitters through the fourth.
The Giants pinch hit for Affeldt in the top of the fifth inning and got a Mike Fontenot single as a result. Madison Bumgarner is warming up in the bullpen after throwing 85 pitches in Game 4 on Wednesday. The Giants have to be hoping for two innings of work from Bumgarner and then he’ll be replaced when he comes up to bat. If Bumgarner goes two innings that will get the Giants into the seventh inning and the heart of their bullpen.