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Bumgarner's month of August rivals his Octobers, plus Byrd and Tomlinson home run magic

Here's the final game story on the Giants' runaway win. I'll have another post later on tonight with some good Matt Duffy and Kelby Tomlinson on why Giants' prospects come up to San Francisco and aren't over-awed. -- Historically, October… Continue Reading → The post Bumgarner's month of August rivals his Octobers, plus Byrd and Tomlinson home run magic appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Aug 27, 2015

Giants take series behind Madison Bumgarner, dingers

Kelby Tomlinson hit a grand slam for his first career homer, and the Giants scored nine unanswered runs. The Giants' strategy until they get healthy: 1. win every single game that Madison Bumgarner starts, 2. this is the second step, and 3. I don't know, we'll figure it out. There's a placard in the clubhouse and everything. The first step is probably the most important one. It's simple enough. They can never, ever, ever, ever lose again when Bumgarner pitches. Before you scoff too loudly, note that it worked during the last two rounds of the postseason. At least it's an ethos. It's also a...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 27, 2015

Bumgarner pitches Giants past Cubs, leaves offense to Byrd

San Francisco Giants drub the Chicago Cubs 9-1 as Madison Bumgarners whiffs 12 in six innings and Marlon Byrd slams three-run homer.
The Cub Reporter Aug 27, 2015

Cubs @ Giants: Haren vs. Bumgarner (Game 126 Thread)

CHC (73-52): RHP Dan Haren (8-8, 3.76) SF (67-59): LHP Madison Bumgarner (15-6, 3.02) First pitch: 2:45pmCT Haren didn’t pitch well against Atlanta on Saturday (4.1, 4 ER) but escaped with a no-decision in a game the Cubs went on to win 9-7, thanks to a pair of solo HRs by Montero and Soler in the 8th. The Giants are 40-134 (.299) against Haren. Byrd is 14-33 (.424) with 3 HRs. The Cubs were fortunate to miss Bumgarner in the four-game set at Wrigley. He’s in the middle of his best month all season (4-0, 1.42), including a win in Pittsburgh (6.1 IP, 3 ER) his last time out. He’s 7-2...

Giants pitching probables, Aug. 27-29

On deck Thursday vs. Cubs 12:45 p.m. CSNBA Haren (8-8) vs. Bumgarner (15-6) Friday vs. Cardinals 7:15 p.m. Channel: 11 Wacha (15-4) vs. Leake (9-6) Saturday vs. Cardinals 1:05 p.m. CSNBA Lynn (10-8) vs. Vogelsong (9-9) ...

Giants beat: Bumgarner on historic home-run pace

PITTSBURGH — Madison Bumgarner has a chance to become an all-time home run hitter and surpass Babe Ruth’s total. The Babe hit 714 home runs, and it’s common knowledge he opened his career as a pitcher. The Giants’ left-hander, who hit his fifth homer of the season Friday, has 11 career homers, including nine in the past two seasons. Ferrell hit the most career homers as a pitcher, 37, and the most in a season, nine. Several pitchers in the modern era (since 1900) hit as many as seven in a season, including Don Drysdale, Bob Lemon, Don Newcombe, Earl Wilson and Mike Hampton. If...

Seriously, Madison Bumgarner can hit

Most players, especially pitchers, would embrace the role of feared slugger. Madison Bumgarner is being dragged to that role kicking and screaming. Bochy used MadBum as a PH again the next night. Friday, on his pitching turn, Bumgarner smoked his fifth homer of the year. When I asked Bumgarner in St. Louis if he would consider expanding his role as a hitter, he all but recoiled. What do the experts say? I ran it by Buster Posey. If you watch that at-bat (Tuesday), he took a couple breaking balls down in the zone. Know what I mean?

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner closing in on Babe Ruth’s home run total

“Pretty impressive, isn’t it?” manager Bruce Bochy said after hearing Bumgarner averages a homer every 10.5 at-bats, trailing leader Giancarlo Stanton (10.3). Bumgarner has a chance to become an all-time home run hitter and surpass Babe Ruth’s total. The Babe hit 714 home runs, and it’s common knowledge he opened his career as a pitcher. The Giants’ left-hander, who hit his fifth homer of the season Friday night, has 11 career homers, nine in his past two seasons. Ferrell hit the most career homers as a pitcher, 37, and the most in a season, nine. Several pitchers in the...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 21, 2015

Giants take flight with Marlon Byrd in the lineup

The story of this game is that there are a lot of bird puns and phrases out there in the wild that can be appropriated for use when describing Marlon Byrd's presence on the Giants. The Giants won their first game on the road in the month of August. Oh no wait, it only seems that way. It was actually their *fifth* road victory this month (in 14 chances) and it brought their August record to a not-disastrous 10-10. It helped that Madison Bumgarner was on the mound tonight against a team that still has a bad taste in its mouth after last facing him nearly a year ago in the Wild Card Game. It...
Cincinnati.com Aug 21, 2015

Byrd homers in his debut for Giants

Bumgarner crushed a fastball 418-feet over the wall in left field in the second inning         
San Jose Mercury News Aug 21, 2015

Byrd, Bumgarner star in Giants win

Marlon Byrd homers in first Giants at-bat, Madison Bumgarner goes deep again and Giants hang on late to beat Pittsburgh Pirates

Bye-bye Byrdie — Marlon Byrd, Madison Bumgarner lead Giants

Bye-bye Byrdie — Marlon Byrd, Madison Bumgarner lead Giants Marlon Byrd always wanted to be a Giant. Byrd signed with the Phillies then, but he’s a Giant now, and that was good news for Madison Bumgarner and Co. on Friday night. Byrd homered, doubled and singled to lead the Giants past the Pirates 6-4. Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and hit a tremendous two-run homer, his fifth of the year, showing again his dominance at PNC Park, 10 months after he shut out the Pirates to eliminate them from the playoffs. The Pirates scored a run in the eighth off Sergio Romo, snapping his...

Giants blanked in Pittsburgh

Back then, Madison Bumgarner threw a shutout and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam. On the day the Giants traded for power hitter Marlon Byrd — he’ll join the team Friday — they had six hits off Charlie Morton and two relievers. Morton exited with the bases loaded and two outs in the seventh, and Gregor Blanco hit a wicked liner off reliever Jared Hughes - right to right fielder Gregory Polanco. In the third inning, Polanco opened with a single that confused second baseman Kelby Tomlinson, who initially broke to his left even though the ball was hit to his right. Crawford, the...
McCovey Chronicles Aug 19, 2015

Vogelsong pitches, Bumgarner hits, Giants win

The Giants picked up their second shutout of the week, so it figures that Madison Bumgarner would be involved somehow. In the first inning of Tuesday night's game, Lance Lynn got an out with his very first pitch. He then struck Matt Duffy out on three pitches and ended the inning by getting a ludicrous outside strike call against Brandon Belt. Lynn had command, he was missing bats, and he had a wide strike zone. The only logical response for Giants fans was to make a cartoonish GULNK sound while swallowing really hard. In the first inning of Tuesday night's game, Ryan Vogelsong threw 10...

Cardinals take advantage of error to top Giants

Cardinals take advantage of error to top Giants The Cardinals came in with a 75-42 record, but the Giants were riding the crest of a sweet tsunami of confidence created by Madison Bumgarner and his supporting cast of co-heroes. Coming off a 5-1 home stand, laughing in the face of a brutal stretch of games against top clubs. The Cards scored the winning run when Stephen Piscotti tripled to center off Hunter Strickland, Brandon Moss was walked intentionally, and Reynolds hit a hard grounder to Brandon Crawford at short. In his one previous start against the Giants, last May, Wacha went...

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