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The Giants set a new San Francisco-era record with Madison Bumgarner’s one-hit shutout of the Cincinatti Reds: they have gone 36 straight innings without giving up a run.
The streak snaps the previous record of 35 scoreless innings pitched, set by the 1960 squad, from May 10-14 and is the longest such streak since the Giants rotation pitched 31 scoreless from September 4-7, 2010.
The last run given up by any Giants pitcher was a three-run walk-off home run to Derek Norris, off Santiago Casilla on Sunday.
Barry Zito, George Kontos and Shane Loux combined to shut the Dodgers in Game 1 while Ryan Vogelsong, Jeremy Affeldt and Casilla got the job done in Game 2. Tim Lincecum, who has been struggling as of late, teamed up with Javier Lopez and Sergio Rome to shut down the Dodgers in the series finale.
Reds catcher Ryan Hanigan was the only player to get a base hit off Bumgarner, who tossed his first career complete game after 67 starts.
After San Francisco’s three game sweep of the Dodgers, they began last night tied for first in the NL West. With the New York Mets squeaking out a 3-2 victory against their divisional rivals, the Giants moved into sole possession of first place.
The current scoreless stretch matches one by the 1948 New York Giants, who tossed 36 scoreless innings from July 28-30.
The Giants look to extend their lead in the National League West tonight against Cincinatti. They have Matt Cain, who already tossed a perfect game this season, going up to the hill on Friday against Cincinatti’s Mike Leake.
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It’s rather surprising, but coming into tonight, Madison Bumgarner had never thrown a complete game. 67 starts, most of them good, and yet none of ‘em lasted nine innings. He had pitched into the ninth inning on a couple occasions, but never a complete game. In any event, his first career complete game finally came tonight, and he was really as good as ever. Miguel “how is...
Cincinnati kicked off its longest road trip of the season with a thud, managing only three baserunners against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Then again, no one's been having much luck offensively against San Francisco these days.
Ryan Hanigan's leadoff single in the sixth inning was the only hit by the Reds in a 5-0 loss to the Giants on Thursday night, San Francisco...
Madison Bumgarner is quick to remind Brandon Belt who hit the first home run between them this year.
Yes, the pitcher won that one.
And it is Bumgarner taking the credit for getting Belt back on track, too.
All but gone are those constant ''Baby Giraffe'' references to Belt and his long neck that he dealt with all of last season as a rookie, when someone even sent...
Brad Penny is back in the big leagues, via Japan and Fresno.
The Giants purchased the contract of the right-hander Friday to give manager Bruce Bochy a versatile reliever in the bullpen. He can pitch two innings.
Penny takes the spot of Shane Loux, placed on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his neck during a workout Thursday. He underwent an MRI exam Friday that revealed...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Madison Bumgarner took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finished with a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 Thursday night.
Bumgarner (10-4) completed his first career game with his first shutout as the Giants tossed four consecutive shutouts for the first time in franchise history. Bumgarner walked one and struck out eight...
Tonight’s game was so masterful, I’m almost at a loss for words to describe it. Madison Bumgarner was the best I’ve ever seen him, shutting down a good lineup like they were the Rangers on Halloween. He pitched in, out, up, down, and made one simple mistake of not intentionally walking Ryan Hanigan.
But man, that slider. It deserves a postgame wrap of its own. Bumgarner...
The Giants threw their fourth straight shutout last night, beating the Reds 5-0 behind a complete game one-hitter from Madison Bumgarner. Combined with three straight shutouts against the Dodgers earlier this week, the Giants are just on an unreal roll right now. Their bullpen has gotten some time off as well, throwing a total of just six innings over the past four games. And with...
Giants nemesis Mat Latos pitched a two-hitter to win his career-best seventh straight decision, beating San Francisco for the second time in as many outings this season to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory Saturday.
Latos (7-2) struck out seven and didn't walk a batter for the fourth time in his 115-pitch gem and second straight complete game. The hard-throwing right...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants nemesis Mat Latos pitched a two-hitter to win his career-best seventh straight decision, beating San Francisco for the second time in as many outings this season to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 2-1 victory Saturday.
Latos (7-2) struck out seven and didn't walk a batter for the fourth time in his 115-pitch gem and second straight complete game. The...
Hanigan recorded the Reds' only hit off Bumgarner.
The West Coast never seems to be nice when the Redlegs visit, and Thursday evening turned into a very unfriendly welcome. The Reds (41-34) and Giants (44-33) met up as Cincinnati began an 11-game road trip on the left coast. San Francisco won 5-0. Johnny Cueto (L 9-4, 2.26) struggled with command a bit, but still ended...
The Cincinnati Reds' Johnny Cueto and San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner both have a chance to go unbeaten in the month of June.
While Cueto has experienced great success against the Giants, the same can't be said for Bumgarner versus the Reds.
With Cueto looking to win a career-best fifth straight start and Bumgarner seeking a fifth consecutive winning decision...