Madison Bumgarner has seen this play out before, so he's not surprised when his San Francisco teammates struggle at the plate.
Bumgarner was left with nothing to show despite a solid six-inning performance, as Chris Denorfia hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning to lift the San Diego Padres to a 3-2 victory over the Giants on Tuesday night.
The Giants' 24-year-old left-hander gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks, but was left with a no decision - again.
Since the All-Star break, Bumgarner has just one winning decision in nine starts, going 1-4 with a 2.67 ERA in that span.
''Everybody is working hard,'' he said. ''We're just having a tough time this year, not just hitting. We're having a tough time pitching, at times, defense. It's been a tough year all around.''
Said Giants manager Bruce Bochy: ''He's as tough a competitor as you can find. He's disappointed not to win, but he goes back out there and gives it all he has.''
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