Found June 29, 2012 on
Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle:
San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers
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 threw his slider 38 times – he threw his four-seamer 37 times – and got a ridiculous 10 whiffs with it out of 31 thrown for strikes.
And strikes. Strikes. So many strikes. Bum threw 72 strikes out of 107 total pitches, with 9 of those balls coming in a 16-pitch first inning, and never went over 14 pitches in an inning after that. He was phenomenal, throwing pitches in the strike zone that nobody could hit. It’s an underrated talent, but an important one.
For example, look at Bumgarner’s PitchFX for tonight based on At-bat result.
The black squares are the strikeouts. He’s got two on the left side, and two on th...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
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...
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 -- Tim Lincecum picked a good time to rediscover his Cy Young Award form. The slumping San Francisco right-hander pitched seven strong innings, leading the Giants to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers that completed a three-game sweep at AT&T Park. The Giants pulled even with the Dodgers for first place in the National League West by throwing shutouts in all...
I’m not gonna lie to you guys and say I watched all of this game. Danny and I both had to work today and there was no way to get my employer to shut off the 57-inch HD TVs to prevent spoilers. But my DVR skim stops include: The Lincecum-Billingsley collision, the Hector Sanchez dive, Uribe’s at-bat in the 7th, and the 9th inning. Oh and every run-scoring play. I just love those...
Tim Lincecum won for the first time in nearly two months to end the worst drought of his career, throwing four-hit ball over seven innings, and the San Francisco Giants held the Dodgers scoreless for the third straight game in a 3-0 win Wednesday.
Angel Pagan added an RBI single and drew a bases-loaded walk to back Lincecum (3-8) as the Giants moved into a first-place tie in the...
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...
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...
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...