Found September 08, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
The Giants' Madison Bumgarner has received very little run support during his season-worst six-start winless stretch. He has typically been plagued by the same issue against the Diamondbacks. Bumgarner goes for his first victory in over a month Sunday as the Giants try to salvage a four-game split against the D-backs. Among the NL leaders in ERA and opponents' batting average (.204), Bumgarner (11-9, 2.91 ERA) has missed out on his share of wins thanks in part to a lousy 3.55 run-support average. The left-hander has seen things get worse during his last six outings, a stretch during which he has been backed by a combined nine runs. Bumgarner yielded two runs in six innings but didn't factor in the decision of Tuesday's 3-2 loss in San Diego. He is 0-8 with a 3.02 ERA when receiving two runs of support or fewer compared to 11-1 with a 2.79 ERA when he gets three or more. "He's as tough a competitor as you can find," said manager Bruce Bochy, whose te...
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