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Giants vs. Padres Preview: Bumgarner Out to Slow Down Streaking Padres

The rivalry between the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres seems to grow more and more with each game played, especially when San Diego keeps winning. After the 5-3 loss the G-Men suffered Tuesday night the Pads have now won nine of their last 11 games at AT&T Park, and 12 of their last 15. But hopefully Madison Bumgarner will have something to say about that as he takes the mound to protect the Giants home turf.

Bumgarner (4-9 3.65 ERA) has become a quality start machine despite his losing record, pumping out another three in his last four starts, while posting a 2-1 record over that span. Bummy had some trouble with San Diego back in April, his first start of the season, lasting only three innings while allowing three earned runs on five hits. 

The Padres, winners of two in a row and 10 of their last 15, will send out Dustin Moseley (2-8 3.07 ERA), another pitcher who's record doesn't accurately reflect his successes. The 29 year old has never faced the Giants in 49 career starts, but is  1-3 with a 2.74 ERA over his last eight starts while sporting an abismal 2.21 average run support this season, the lowest in the National League and second to last in all of baseball. 

The lone bright spot in the Giants offense right now is Pablo Sandoval, who's 16 game hitting streak includes a .324 batting average with eight doubles, three home runs and 9 RBI since June 19.  San Francisco is still yet to score at least seven runs at AT&T this season, a streak that hasn't been reached since the 1902 New York Giants back at the Polo Grounds. Hopefully that streak ends today. 

First pitch is scheduled for 7:15 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.