National League Game Summary - Washington at San Francisco|
(Tuesday, August 14th)
Final Score: San Francisco 6, Washington 1
San Francisco, CA (Sports Network) - It has been a sparkling turnaround for
Madison Bumgarner at AT&T Park.
Bumgarner hurled the second complete game of his career as the San Francisco
Giants downed the Washington Nationals, 6-1, in the middle test of a three-
Bumgarner (13-7) surrendered a run on five hits and one walk while fanning
six. He is 8-1 in 11 assignments at AT&T Park this year and lowered his ERA to
an NL-leading 1.87 at home.
"It started with him with the job he did," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.
"We needed a well-pitched game and he's as good as anybody."
The 23-year-old sidewinding left-hander, who was 1-8 with a 5.02 ERA over his
first 16 starts in San Francisco, has gone 16-2 with a minuscule 1.84 ERA over
his last 21 home tilts.
"He stays out of the middle of the plate, that's what he does really good,"
Nationals manager Davey Johnson said.
Brandon Belt tallied three hits and had his seventh career three-RBI game for
the Giants, who have won eight of their last 12 contests. In his first start
since coming off the disabled list Monday, Pablo Sandoval had an RBI and run
Jordan Zimmermann (9-7), 4-0 with a 0.87 ERA over his last five road starts
coming in, allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over 5 2/3 frames for
Washington, which has dropped two of three on the heels of an eight-game
Jayson Werth led off the seventh with a triple before Adam LaRoche's RBI
single cut the San Francisco deficit in half, 2-1, but the Giants surged ahead
following a four-run eighth.
Melky Cabrera doubled to start the frame and moved to third on a wild pitch.
After Buster Posey walked, Cabrera scored on Sandoval's sacrifice fly to
Three straight singles by Hunter Pence, Belt and Brandon Crawford plated two
more runs before Bumgarner struck out. Angel Pagan then beat out an infield
single to score another run and make it 6-1.
The Giants opened the scoring in the second and added another run in the
Pence singled to begin the second and Belt brought him home with a double to
deep left. In the sixth, Sandoval worked a one-out walk and moved to second
when Pence singled before Belt banged a single off the top of the bricks in
right field to plate Sandoval for a 2-0 Giants lead. Belt was thrown out at
second on the play.
San Francisco was 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men
on base, while Washington finished 1-for-5 with RISP and stranded five ...
Bumgarner lowered his season ERA to 2.97.
08/15 01:53:41 ET