Written by Staff Reports
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:13
Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants won his second decision of the season Monday night in a 4-2 win against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park
in San Francisco, CA.
Bumgarner (2-0) also won his sixth in a row against the Rockies and owns a seven-start unbeaten run in this rivalry. The left-hander began his career 0-3 against Colorado in five starts.
Bumgarner struck out five and walked five in 5 2/3 innings Monday, allowing two runs and five hits. San Francisco extended its winning streak against the Rockies to seven games and bounced back from a 14-3 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
After throwing eight scoreless innings in his season debut, Bumgarner wasn't as dominant Monday night against the Rockies but received enough run support to get the win. The left-hander surrendered a solo homer to Carlos Gonzalez in the third and an RBI single to Chris Nelson in the sixth. He threw 104 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Bumgarner is 2-0 with a 1.32 earned-run-average. He's given up two earned runs in 13.2 innings of work with 11 strikeouts and five walks.
"That's probably the best stuff I've had in a long time, which is odd because things don't work out too good in the first start of the year," Bumgarner said. "Really, the first month of the year has usually been kind of tough to get it going. But it feels good to get started on a good note."
His next start will be on Saturday against the Cubs. Bumgarner went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts against Chicago last season.
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