San Francisco Giants drop game, series to the Padres
The San Francisco Giants bats have been solid so far this year, but were quieted by Jhoulys Chacin and the Padres, as they lose their fourth straight game.
San Diego – With rough starts from Matt Moore, Jeff Samardzija and Matt Cain, the Giants needed a solid start from their ace. The San Francisco Giants will go up against Jhoulys Chacin, who gave up nine runs to the Dodgers on opening day. Knowing past history, the Giants are in for a quiet day at the plate as Chacin will probably look like an ace, because thats just how it works for the Giants.
Bumgarner got into trouble in the first as four Padres reached base, and one scoring on a Hunter Renfroe double to put the Padres up 1-0. The very next inning Bumgarner found himself in more trouble, as new Giant Killer Manuel Margo doubles home Allen Cordoba making it 2-0 Padres.
It was a pretty un-eventful game, so heres some updates on all of Bumgarners at-bats:
BUMGARNER UPDATE #1: did not homer
BUMGARNER UPDATE #2: did not homer
BUMGARNER UPDATE #3: did not homer
Bumgarner drops to a cool .400 AVG for the season, as he takes an 0-3 night.
Giants would score one in the ninth off a Crawford RBI single, but were held quiet as the offense failed to show up for the first time all year. After working through the first couple innings, Bumgarner continued to throw a lot of pitches but ended up going eight innings allowing just the two runs on six hits. Bumgarner was able to settle down and go the distance, but handed the loss at the hands of the Giants offense (or lack there of).
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@PavlovicNBCS: “Bumgarner threw 73 pitches in first four innings, 41 over next four. Fastball got back up to 93 range.”
Key notes from tonights game
- At least theres nothing wrong with Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner finished off his third complete game in the past two season that resulted in a loss. #RunsForBum
- Giaints offense was nowhere to be found tonight, but thats nothing to worry about. When they’re struggling, Giants will have these games but its nothing more than a flukey game.
- AT&T Park South has not felt very homey this series. The Giants are for sure homesick, and theres no doubt every single player in that clubhouse is anticipating their homecoming.
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Tomorrow the Giants will finish up the series at 1:40 PM as Johnny Cueto and the Giants offense look to turn things around against Clayton Richard.
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