Found April 03, 2013 on hardballchat.com:
The San Francisco Giants came into today looking for revenge against the hated rival Los Angeles Dodgers and they got exactly that. After starting off the season being shutout 4-0 by Clayton Kershaw, San Francisco sent 23-year-old Madison Bumgarner to the hill and he delivered in a big way. Bumgarner (1-0) shutout the Dodgers offense for 8 innings while only allowing 2 base runners during that time. Dodgers right fielder Andre Ethier found a gap in the 2nd inning with 2 outs, but Bumgarner got out of the inning by striking out catcher AJ Ellis. Bumgarner went on to roll through 18 consecutive batters until the 8th when he gave up another 2-out double, this time to Ellis. He was simply dominating the Dodgers bats all night, and finding his spots with ease. Of the 101 pitches he threw 76 went for strikes, in what was simply a masterful performance. Bumgarner also contributed with the bat, picking up a single in the 5th inning and an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the 7th. In his first s...
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