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.
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.
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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