Originally written on BaySportsNet  |  Last updated 7/7/14
The Giants will be sending two representatives to the All-Star Game in Minnesota next Tuesday, July 15. Pitcher Madison Bumgarner and outfielder Hunter Pence were named to the National League team yesterday, and they’ll make the trip to Minnesota next week to represent the team at this year’s Midsummer Classic, which will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis. Pence was named to the team as a reserve, while Bumgarner could theoretically be named as the National League starter, though that honor will almost certainly go to the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw. For Bumgarner, this will mark his second straight selection to the All-Star team. He was named to the team in 2013 as well, although he did not pitch in the actual game. Bumgarner earns the honor on the strength of a 9-6 record, to go along with a 3.09 ERA and 120 strikeouts in 113.2 innings. He’s walked just 29 batters in 18 starts. Bumgarner also earned the pitcher of the month award for the month of May. Pence will be headed to the...
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