Madison Bumgarner hasn’t been dominant lately, but he’s been the San Francisco Giants’ best pitcher this season.
Bumgarner, who is 4-4 with a 3.46 ERA, wasn’t too sharp in his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Bumgarner dominated in April, but he wasn’t as good in May. Now, the pitcher who carved up the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday, April 30 is looking to do the same thing to the D-backs.
Arizona won a thriller 3-1 last night, even though Matt Cain threw the ball well. Cain surrendered just one run over seven innings, but Paul Goldschmidt’s eighth-inning three-run home run off of Jeremy Affeldt powered the Diamondbacks to a crucial win.
The Giants have won two of their last six games and seven of their last 10 games, as they have scored a mere eight runs over their last 54.1 innings. San Francisco is falling behind in the NL West, and it needs to pick it up soon. Bumgarner will be charged with the task of turning the team around, and he’ll try to outduel former Trevor Cahill.
Cahill has thrown the ball well, but his 3-6 record doesn’t reflect that. Cahill, who has a 3.27 ERA this season, twirled an eight-inning gem against the Giants on April 3o, but the Giants ended up with the win. Cahill hasn’t received much run support, but based on the Giants’ pitchers’ recent struggles, that might change.
Can the Giants turn it around? Find out at 7:10 PM PST, when first pitch is thrown, and stay tuned for complete postgame coverage.