Madison Bumgarner gets the start today for the San Francisco Giants in the finale of a three game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he's looking to give his team the sweep. He's 6-6 in 17 starts with a 3.06 ERA. He picked up a win in his last outing, striking out nine over seven shutout innings in a 13-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Bumgarner had felt like a victim of circumstance in the few games prior to that one, always pitching well, but with not a whole lot of run support.
Bumgarner has pitched well against the Diamondbacks this season, going 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA over three games (two of them starts). His last start against them was earlier this month, where he pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings en route to a no decision on a Giants 2-0 win.
It seems like the main way for the Giants to pick up a win these days is off a Pat Burrell or Juan Uribe home-run, as was the case in Wednesday's game, where Burrell belted a three-run homer to give the Giants their lead and final score.
Barry Enright takes the mound tonight for the Diamondbacks, who is looking to right his own losing streak. He's 6-6 with a 3.73 ERA in 16 starts this year, and holds a 1-1 record with 3.79 ERA in three starts against the Giants. Enright is on a four-game losing streak, but was a victim of circumstance in his last outing, as he didn't get the run support despite his stellar play. He lost to the Giants earlier this month. The Giants lead the season series 12-5, going 6-2 at AT&T Park.