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Madison Bumgarner sleeps during 18-inning marathon, paces Giants' win next day

Madison Bumgarner sleeps during 18-inning marathon, paces Giants' win next day

The Giants arrived at Oracle Park on Saturday, just a few hours after leaving.

Even in the wake of an 18-inning marathon in which the Giants beat the Rockies, the Orange and Black were in energized spirits, which was surprising, but not everyone lacked snoozes.

With Madison Bumgarner scheduled to be on the bump the next day, he was fast asleep in the 10th inning Friday, knowing he had starting pitcher responsibilities. 

"I checked my phone there in the 16th," he told reporters Saturday prior to the Giants' 5-2 win. "I was like, 'My goodness.' I tapped my wife and was like, 'Hey, they're still playing.' "

Reporters laughed at the response -- possibly almost in envy.

So MadBum got enough sleep, and it showed. He recorded his first win of the season Saturday, pitching seven innings with seven strikeouts.

Buster Posey went 2-for-4, driving in his first run of the season with a double in the third. And Kevin Pillar hit yet another home run in the fifth, bringing his season total to four.

While the Rockies suffered their eighth consecutive loss of the season, it appeared the Giants were in positive spirits, despite getting very little sleep.

Connor Joe, recently DFA'd by Giants, clears waivers, rejoins Dodgers

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Connor Joe, recently DFA'd by Giants, clears waivers, rejoins Dodgers

Connor Joe didn't make a huge impact on the Giants -- at least not as much as the team made an impact on him. And now, he'll rejoin the Dodgers' organization.

The outfielder recently cleared waivers and was returned to the Dodgers, per NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic.

The Giants acquired the 26-year-old in March from the Reds, who took him from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 draft, and he held a lot of promise. Unfortunately for Joe, he started the season without a hit until April 6. And while he was doused with a Powerade bath in celebration of his first major-league knock, he was DFA'd just two days later.

Joe hit .294/.385./494 last season with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate, and went .299/.408/.527 between Double-A and Triple-A with 17 homers and 55 RBI.

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At the moment, it appears Joe will stay in the minors for a while -- that's where he holds the most success. So don't anticipate any type of "reunion" in the near future. As far as an impact goes, if Joe does get a chance with the Dodgers, it'll be because he had a sensational Triple-A campaign. He appears to thrive hitting in the Pacific Coast League but fails following the transitional process -- and many hitters do.

Giants vs. Rockies live stream: How to watch Saturday's MLB game online

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Giants vs. Rockies live stream: How to watch Saturday's MLB game online

Last night/this morning's Giants-Rockies game just finished in time for the second game of the series. 

The Friday night 18-inning marathon ran into the early morning hours and somehow, Erik Kratz, who was behind the plate the entire game, was all smiles. Probably because he's been in that situation before, and the Giants' walked away heavy-eyed with a 3-2 victory.

Kyle Freeland and Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for both sides. MadBum is currently seeking his first win of the season. And across his career, he is 13-8 with a 3.04 ERA in 30 started against Colorado.

And when it comes to Freeland, if you're a big batter-versus-pitcher person, both Buster Posey and Evan Longoria each have career homers against the 25-year-old lefty.

Here's how you can watch Giants vs. Rockies on NBC Sports Bay Area and streaming online.

When: Saturday, April 13, at 1:05 p.m. PT (pregame at 12 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area 
Live stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app