Sunday, May 01, 2016

That's an ace

Madison Bumgarner won his third game of the year today in New York in a 6-1 vic after the Giants had lost the first two games to the Mets.

They are now 13-13. Here's the top of's story 

  Scuffling throughout the second half of April, and in particular on the road, the Giants made sure not to leave Flushing without a parting gift. Madison Bumgarner outpitched Noah Syndergaard on Sunday, Hunter Pence clubbed a two-run homer and the Giants snapped the Mets' eight-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory of their own at Citi Field.
Hardly dominant, Bumgarner was plenty good enough against a Mets team resting some of its top left-handed bats on a rainy afternoon. The Giants lefty stranded runners in scoring position in the first, third and sixth innings, bedeviling a Mets lineup stocked with seven right-handed batters.
Said Bumgarner, who has complained about his balky pitching mechanics, "It didn't feel like I was 100 percent where I would like to be, but it's really close."
Syndergaard was unable to navigate trouble with quite the same success. His issues curbing the running game resurfaced via a troika of Giants stolen bases, though the biggest blow against Syndergaard was Pence's two-run, opposite-field home run in the fourth.


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