The San Francisco Giants Madison Bumgarner came into Saturday's matchup with the Cincinnati Reds looking for his third straight win, but after the first inning was just trying to keep it close. The Reds batted around on Bummy in the first, finishing with 5 runs in the frame and an eventual 7-2 win at the Great American Ballpark.
All in all Bumgarner laster for only four innings of the night, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits along with three walks and four strikeouts. Bummy had himself a 30 minute 40 pitch first inning with Brandon Phillips, Jay Bruce and Chris Haisley raking RBI singles. He settled down for a few innings but lost composure again in the fifth after a balk and an error from Pablo Sandoval cost him a run, then another RBI single from Miguel Cairo put the fork in Bumgarner for good. Madison also broke his streak of 19 straight starts with two walks or fewer tonight, two shy of Giants legend Juan Marichal's Giants record.
Pablo Sandoval launched a solo shot in the second, his 11th of the year, while an Edgar Renteria error in the fourth scored Chris Stewart for the Giants only other run. Pablo finished the night 3-5, Jeff Keppinger was 2-5, Brandon Belt was 1-4 while Carlos Beltran was 0-5 in his third game in the Black and Orange.
With the loss the Giants move to 61-46, and drop only their fifth three game series of the year. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants will look to avoid being swept in the Queen City Sunday as Barry Zito (3-3 5.24 ERA) will take the mound for San Francisco to face Johnny Cueto (6-4 1.88 ERA) for Cincinnati. First pitch is set for 10:10 am PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area, MLB Network and KNBR 680 AM.