Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game against the Rockies, only allowed two runs, and still lost. Let that sink in for a moment. Once again, our starting pitcher did his job, and once again, the bat came up cold. Yeah, this slump is getting old for me, too.
Here’s some interesting stats that Bumgarner would probably rather not exist.
Bumgarner is sixth Giants pitcher to throw complete game at Coors Field, but the first to lose.
— Alex Pavlovic (@AlexPavlovic) April 23, 2014
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) April 23, 2014
But maybe it’s close to ending. Hunter Pence did a home run last night, and has seemingly had a decent last two games at the plate.
“I thought they had better at-bats,” manager Bruce Bochy said. Pablo (Sandoval), he was quieter, and Pence, too. I was encouraged. I really was tonight. We seemed like we weren’t coming off the ball as much.”
- No telling which way the offense will go, but it’s not looking good, Henry Schulman, SF Chronicle
I’m not sure it’s over yet, but I do think it has to end soon. That’s just the way baseball works.
Mike Krukow joined Murph & Mac on KNBR this morning and had a few things to say about the slump and what may be to come. Here’s some notes from his interview.