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Bumgarner Toughs One Out Against Padres PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, 07 June 2012 09:01

It wasn't pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants, and with a little help from his friends, found a way to get the job done Wednesday afternoon. Bumgarner went six innings in a 6-5 win against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in

San Diego.
The left hander gave up four earned runs, coughed up a home run ball, and allowed seven hits with four strikeouts. The Giants' bullpen limited the Padres (the worst team in baseball with a record of 19-38) to one run on two hits in the final three innings of the game. Sergio Romo had a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to record his third save of the year.
"I didn't throw very well," Bumgarner said. "Defense picked me up and offense picked me up, too. It was nice to sneak a win out of it. I didn't have command of anything today, it seemed like," he said. "It just seemed like I was having to constantly make adjustments to try to get the ball where I wanted it. I had a hard time doing it pretty much the whole game."
Gregor Blanco homered and scored twice as the Giants remained one of the hottest teams in the Major Leagues. San Francisco (32-25) has won eight of its last ten games, and 14 out of 19. Wednesday's win leaves the Giants four games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West.
The Dodgers (36-21) knocked off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 Wednesday night, handing the Phillies their fifth consecutive loss. Bumgarner's next scheduled start will be next Tuesday, June 12 against the Houston Astros at AT&T Park.




Photo Ciourtesy: Madison Bumgarner, PHOTO SUBMITTED

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