It was a rough night for San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Looking to secure his 17th win of the year, he gave up five runs in four innings pitched against the San Diego Padres, and that would be enough for the Padres to ultimately take a 7-3 victory.
After a three-run homer by Hunter Pence in the first inning, that would be it for San Francisco's offense on the night. They were kept off the scoreboard by the Padres pitching staff, led by starter Eric Stults. Brad Penny entered the game to pitch for the Giants after Bumgarner was pulled. He fared about as well as his teammate, lasting only one inning and giving up an additional two runs in the bargain.
The loss for the Giants - and, conversely, the win by the Padres - is meaningless. San Francisco has the NL West title locked up and San Diego is starting to book tee times, as the Padres are out of the playoff hunt.
They two teams will wrap up their series tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. PST. Expected to take the mound are the Giants' Tim Lincecum (10-15) and the Padres' Edinson Volquez (11-11).