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Bumgarner Drops Second Straight PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Thursday, 17 May 2012 16:25

Life is like a pendulum. One day, you're living the high life, and the next, everything turns upside down. Well, Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants is feeling the affects in his last two starts. The left hander, who recently signed a five-year extention for a guaranteed $35 million dollars, was one of the hottest pitchers in the National League. He was riding

a five-game winning streak with a 1.20 earned-run-average. And in an instant, he's lost his last two outings, and he's given up 8 earned runs during that stretch.
His latest downfall came Wednesday night in a 4-1 loss against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park. Bumgarner went 7 1/3 innings and gave up four earned runs on seven hits. David Freese homered off Bumgarner in the eighth. Bumgarner also had his eight-start home winning streak snapped, a run dating to his last loss at home on Aug. 4, 2011, against the Phillies. The lefty missed a chance to move closer to Ron Bryant's streak of 10 consecutive home victories in 1972-73. Bumgarner didn't allow a walk for the first time this season; he's given up at least four earned runs in his last two starts.

Photo Courtesy: Madison Bumgarner, PHOTO SUBMITTED


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