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Orange and Black Sunday Inside Scoop

August 3rd, 2014 at 1:33 PM
By Michael Almonte

Madison Bumgarner was simply dominate and the San Francisco Giants smacked four home runs to blanket the New York Mets 9-0 Sunday afternoon. It was the Giants ninth shutout of the season and third on the road.

'Let's Go Giants' photo (c) 2012, Joe Mazzola - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Bumgarner recorded his fourth career complete game, second career shutout and both of his shutouts have occurred this year on the road. The lefty tossed a two-hitter and 10 strikeouts on just 94 pitches. It was the fewest pitches thrown by a Giants pitcher in a shutout game since Bill Swift threw 82 pitches back in 1993. 

It was the 17th career game Bumgarner had 10 strikeouts or more in a game and improves his season record to 13-8. He is now 9-2 on the road this year with a 1.58 ERA in 13 starts and the Giants are 14-10 this season in his starts.

Sunday marked the second time this year the Giants crushed four homers in a game led by Hunter Pence twice, Brandon Belt and Buster Posey. Pence had three hits on the day and produced his 10th career multi-homer game. Posey finished the game with four hits and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. It was his third four-hit game of the season. 

'SF Giants Madison Bumgarner' photo (c) 2013, SD Dirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

After Ryan Vogelsong threw a complete game on Friday night and you add Bumgarner's second complete game of the year, the Giants are the first team in baseball this season to have four pitchers toss a complete game. They are 5-1 versus the Mets this year with one game left to go Monday in this four-game series.

They are 7-3 on the road following the All-Star Break and 10-3 overall versus the National League East on the road. The Giants are 37-4 this season when they score three plus runs in a single inning. The Giants recorded their 60th win of the year and will look to win the series Monday morning at 9:10 am.

 

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