"Our defense, all around, was good," Bumgarner said. "The infield was really good. They had a lot of chances to make some big plays, and they did."
It wasn't the only impressive play Nunez made in the field. The third baseman effortlessly snagged a grounder from Chase d'Arnaud, before throwing across his body to get the Braves' shortstop out at first to end the game.
Nunez's defensive exploits would be overshadowed by the Giants' offensive eruption Sunday, one in which he contributed a home run in a 3-for-4 effort. However, his new teammates in the infield certainly noticed.
"I think when it comes down to it, we're a pitching and defensive team," said Giants second baseman Joe Panik. "That's what's carried us in the past, and we're going to need it to carry us going forward. Eduardo made some nice plays. That was a good sign."
Justin Wise is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.