Monday, May 06, 2013

Bummer Bumgarner

I spent the evening at Chavez Latrine watching the Dbacks cuff the Dodgers around -- the final was 9-3 --  while the scoreboard showed the Giants losing to the Phils 3-0, then 3-1, then 5-1, then 5-2 and then 6-2. I kept thinking that the starter must have been Lincecum. But no. 

It was the first lousy start of the year for Madison Bumgarner. He'd been excellent ever since late October

That was when he pitched seven innings of 2-hit ball in game 2 of the World Series. .

Here's part of Henry Schulman's recap for the SF Chron -- 

Bumgarner had his worst game since he ruffled him for six runs in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series.
After allowing seven earned runs over his first six starts of six starts this year the Phillies got him for five in six innings.
Though a different scoring call might have spared Bumgarner three of those earned runs, he pitched poorly nonetheless, allowing two costly Michael Young doubles and a Dominic Brown homer that one-hopped the port walk into McCovey Cove.
Bumgarner started the night second in the league with a 1.55 ERA and had not allowed three runs in any start until the Phillies reached that in the second inning with a two-run Young double and a scoring wild pitch.

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