Amid the Giants offensive slump — three runs in three games — I thought it would be a good time to share some good news.
Madison Bumgarner had his first solid outing of 2010 on Monday night.
The left-hander gave up one earned run over six innings of work in a 3-2 win over the Portland Beavers. He struck out three and walked one. He also gave up an unearned run — unearned because he committed an error on a pickoff throw to first.
The error led to the unearned run. The earned run came on a home run. His fastball was clocked as high as 94 mph on the stadium gun.
“I felt like I pitched a lot better,” said Bumgarner, who came into the game with an ERA over 14.00. “Even last time out felt better, but this was my best start of the spring or the season so far.”
But Bumgarner didn’t get the win, because like the big-league counterparts, the Fresno hitters didn’t score enough runs for him.
So if he ever gets back to San Francisco, Bumgarner will fit right in with the rest of the Giant pitchers