Bumgarner strikes out 11 in Giants' 4-2 win over Rockies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Madison Bumgarner followed up his worst start of the season with one of his best.

Bumgarner struck out 11 batters in six innings and also drove in a run with an RBI single that helped lead the San Francisco Giants to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

Bumgarner (4-7) bounced back from a rough start against the Dodgers when he allowed six runs in 3 2-3 innings with a sharp performance in what could be an audition for a contender looking to add a proven playoff performer down the stretch. The 2014 World Series MVP is in the final year of his contract and the struggling Giants could look to deal their best asset in hopes of adding prospects to the farm system.

''He's shown that ability so many times to come off a bad start and put it behind him and wash it off and bounce back,'' manager Bruce Bochy said. ''He did that tonight. What a great game he threw.''

Bumgarner said he made some minor adjustments between starts and it paid off. He retired the first 10 batters he faced with six strikeouts before allowing a solo homer to Ian Desmond.

The only other run he gave up came in the sixth inning when left fielder Alex Dickerson appeared to lose a fly ball by David Dahl in the lights, leading to an RBI double that cut San Francisco's lead to 3-2.

''I've been getting caught just pitching to just one side pretty much every pitch,'' he said. ''These guys are too good to do that to. The plate is small enough as it is so you better use the whole thing.''

Bumgarner preserved the lead by striking out Ryan McMahon to end his first outing with double-digit strikeouts since 2017. Bumgarner allowed two runs, three hits and three walks.

Will Smith pitched the ninth for his 21st save in as many chances.

Bumgarner also got into the act with his bat when he followed a two-out, RBI single by Donovan Solano in the fourth inning against Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-1) with one of his own to make it 3-1.

Gonzalez, who was making his first appearance in the majors since 2016, struck out the side in order in the first inning. He allowed three runs and six hits in five innings.

''It's a great comeback for Chi Chi from where he's been,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He'll be the first to tell you he wanted better results but when a guy comes back from Tommy John, a long haul back, then get back to the big leagues which is a goal for all players . we were all excited for him. He got off to a good start then it sort of got away from him as the game went on.''

Tyler Austin added a pinch-hit homer in the seventh for the Giants to make it 4-2.

TRAINERS ROOM

Rockies: INF Brendan Rodgers was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement after hurting his shoulder on a throw over the weekend in Los Angeles.

Giants: SS Brandon Crawford was back in the lineup after getting a day off Monday with mild hamstring tightness.

RELIABLE RELIEF

The Giants finished the game with three perfect innings from the bullpen. San Francisco's relievers have thrown 33 straight scoreless innings in the past eight home games against the Rockies, allowing just 12 hits.

LEADING OFF

Brandon Belt started as the leadoff hitter for the Giants for just the second time in his career. He struck out on three pitches in his first at-bat but drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. He will stay in the leadoff spot Wednesday.

''It didn't look too smart the first at-bat,'' Bochy said. ''I told him, `You're supposed to make me look good, but three pitches and you sit down.' He laughed.''

GLOVE GIVEAWAY

Catcher Buster Posey hosted 1,000 Junior Giants players before the game, giving each of them a ticket to the game and a free glove. Posey also took questions from the children at a ceremony held in the stands.

UP NEXT

Jeff Samardzija (4-6), who pitched seven scoreless innings at home against the Rockies in April, gets the start in the series finale against German Marquez (7-3).

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  • W: M. Bumgarner (4-7)L: C. Gonzalez (0-1)S: W. Smith (21)
  • HR: COL - I. Desmond (11), SF - T. Austin (7)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Reynolds 1B20000120.162.294.325.6180.0
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J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Estevez in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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M. Yastrzemski RF20000210.239.304.446.7501.5
B. Posey C30000113.235.298.364.6610.5
A. Dickerson LF31200101.297.333.514.8475.0
K. Pillar CF40000013.239.263.404.667-0.5
E. Longoria 3B40100002.226.303.381.6841.0
B. Crawford SS31100101.215.283.331.6143.0
D. Solano 2B41210011.296.339.333.6723.5
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  • a-homered for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (19), D. Dahl (21)
  • HR - I. Desmond (11)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (41), D. Dahl (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dahl (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. McMahon 2 (2), C. Gonzalez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Dickerson (3)
  • HR - T. Austin (7)
  • SF - B. Belt (3)
  • RBI - B. Belt (30), D. Solano (6), M. Bumgarner (3), T. Austin (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Solano (2), M. Bumgarner
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt 2 (2), B. Posey 2 (2), A. Dickerson, K. Pillar, D. Solano
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds; Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds)
  • E - M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Gonzalez (L, 0-1)5.06334405.402.00-1.0
C. Estevez1.00000103.891.463.5
B. Shaw1.01111014.061.290.0
J. McGee1.01000001.131.062.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Gonzalez (L, 0-1)5.0
C. Estevez1.0
B. Shaw1.0
J. McGee1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (W, 4-7)6.032231114.211.2325.5
S. Dyson (H, 11)1.00000102.680.923.5
T. Watson (H, 17)1.00000102.561.073.5
W. Smith (S, 21)1.00000201.950.7411.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (W, 4-7)6.0
S. Dyson (H, 11)1.0
T. Watson (H, 17)1.0
W. Smith (S, 21)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 94-52, C. Estevez 8-7, B. Shaw 12-6, J. McGee 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 5-4, C. Estevez 1-1, B. Shaw 1-2, J. McGee 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 23, C. Estevez 3, B. Shaw 5, J. McGee 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Bumgarner (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 97-64, S. Dyson 14-9, T. Watson 10-7, W. Smith 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 3-4, S. Dyson 2-0, T. Watson 2-0, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 24, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon RF41100010.329.372.6351.0082.5
I. Desmond CF41111021.280.340.526.8665.0
N. Arenado 3B40000011.321.385.579.965-0.5
D. Dahl LF40110020.317.367.531.8972.0
C. Iannetta C20000210.247.349.484.8321.5
R. McMahon 2B40000043.252.330.393.724-2.0
M. Reynolds 1B20000120.162.294.325.6180.0
G. Hampson SS30000002.190.232.257.4890.0
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C. Estevez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-grounded out for Estevez in the 7th
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B. Belt 1B30010012.226.354.419.7730.5
M. Yastrzemski RF20000210.239.304.446.7501.5
B. Posey C30000113.235.298.364.6610.5
A. Dickerson LF31200101.297.333.514.8475.0
K. Pillar CF40000013.239.263.404.667-0.5
E. Longoria 3B40100002.226.303.381.6841.0
B. Crawford SS31100101.215.283.331.6143.0
D. Solano 2B41210011.296.339.333.6723.5
M. Bumgarner P20110002.156.250.250.5002.0
S. Dyson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- T. Austin PH11111000.204.287.447.7346.0
T. Watson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
W. Smith P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-homered for Dyson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Blackmon (19), D. Dahl (21)
  • HR - I. Desmond (11)
  • RBI - I. Desmond (41), D. Dahl (40)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Dahl (12)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. McMahon 2 (2), C. Gonzalez 2 (2)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Dickerson (3)
  • HR - T. Austin (7)
  • SF - B. Belt (3)
  • RBI - B. Belt (30), D. Solano (6), M. Bumgarner (3), T. Austin (16)
  • 2-Out RBI - D. Solano (2), M. Bumgarner
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Belt 2 (2), B. Posey 2 (2), A. Dickerson, K. Pillar, D. Solano
FIELDING
  • DP - 2 (Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds; Arenado-McMahon-Reynolds)
  • E - M. Reynolds
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Gonzalez (L, 0-1)5.06334405.402.00-1.0
C. Estevez1.00000103.891.463.5
B. Shaw1.01111014.061.290.0
J. McGee1.01000001.131.062.0
Total8.0844551---
PITCHERSIP
C. Gonzalez (L, 0-1)5.0
C. Estevez1.0
B. Shaw1.0
J. McGee1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Bumgarner (W, 4-7)6.032231114.211.2325.5
S. Dyson (H, 11)1.00000102.680.923.5
T. Watson (H, 17)1.00000102.561.073.5
W. Smith (S, 21)1.00000201.950.7411.0
Total9.03223151---
PITCHERSIP
M. Bumgarner (W, 4-7)6.0
S. Dyson (H, 11)1.0
T. Watson (H, 17)1.0
W. Smith (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Gonzalez 94-52, C. Estevez 8-7, B. Shaw 12-6, J. McGee 12-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Gonzalez 5-4, C. Estevez 1-1, B. Shaw 1-2, J. McGee 2-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Gonzalez 23, C. Estevez 3, B. Shaw 5, J. McGee 4
PITCHING
  • IBB - M. Bumgarner (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Bumgarner 97-64, S. Dyson 14-9, T. Watson 10-7, W. Smith 11-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Bumgarner 3-4, S. Dyson 2-0, T. Watson 2-0, W. Smith 1-0
  • Batters Faced - M. Bumgarner 24, S. Dyson 3, T. Watson 3, W. Smith 3
  • 7TH INNING
    Austin homered to center24
  • 6TH INNING
    Dahl doubled to center, Blackmon scored23
  • 4TH INNING
    Bumgarner singled to left, Crawford scored, Solano to third13
    Solano singled to center, Dickerson scored, Crawford to third12
    Desmond homered to left11
  • 3RD INNING
    Belt hit sacrifice fly to center, Solano scored, Bumgarner to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Will Smith relieved Tony Watson
    • D. Dahl: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta grounded out to third
    • R. McMahon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tony Watson pitching
    • C. Blackmon: Blackmon grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Desmond grounded out to third
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee relieved Bryan Shaw
    • K. Pillar: Pillar grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Longoria singled to center
    • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford flied out to deep left
    • D. Solano: Foul, Foul, Ball, Solano grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Sam Dyson relieved Madison Bumgarner
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hampson grounded out to shortstop
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Carlos Estevez
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Ball, Foul, Tapia grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Bryan Shaw pitching
    • Tyler Austin hit for Sam Dyson
    • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Austin homered to center
    • B. Belt: Belt grounded out to first
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Yastrzemski flied out to left
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Posey walked
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Dickerson lined out to second
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Blackmon doubled to deep center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado popped out to first
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Ball, Dahl doubled to center, Blackmon scored
    • C. Iannetta: Iannetta intentionally walked
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, McMahon struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Carlos Estevez relieved Chi Chi Gonzalez
    • E. Longoria: Strike looking, Ball, Longoria grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Crawford: Foul, Crawford lined out to shortstop
    • D. Solano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Solano struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Iannetta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Iannetta walked
    • R. McMahon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Reynolds walked, Iannetta to second
    • G. Hampson: Ball, Hampson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Iannetta to third, Reynolds out at second
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Yastrzemski walked
    • B. Posey: Posey grounded into double play third to second to first, Yastrzemski out at second
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Dickerson doubled to left center
    • K. Pillar: Pillar lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon grounded out to second
    • I. Desmond: Desmond homered to left
    • N. Arenado: Arenado flied out to deep center
    • D. Dahl: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dahl struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Dickerson: Dickerson singled to right
    • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar lined out to third
    • E. Longoria: Longoria lined out to center
    • B. Crawford: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Dickerson to second on 1st baseman Reynolds fielding error, Ball, Ball, Crawford walked
    • D. Solano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Solano singled to center, Dickerson scored, Crawford to third
    • M. Bumgarner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Bumgarner singled to left, Crawford scored, Solano to third
    • B. Belt: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Belt grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • G. Hampson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hampson popped out to first
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • B. Crawford: Crawford singled to center
    • D. Solano: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Solano singled to left center, Crawford to third
    • M. Bumgarner: Bumgarner reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Crawford out at home, Solano to third, Bumgarner to second
    • B. Belt: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Belt hit sacrifice fly to center, Solano scored, Bumgarner to third
    • M. Yastrzemski: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Yastrzemski walked
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Posey grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • D. Dahl: Ball, Dahl flied out to deep right
    • C. Iannetta: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Iannetta struck out swinging
    • R. McMahon: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, McMahon struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • A. Dickerson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dickerson walked
    • K. Pillar: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
    • E. Longoria: Ball, Ball, Longoria grounded into double play third to second to first, Dickerson out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Bumgarner Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arenado grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Gonzalez Pitching:
    • B. Belt: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Belt struck out looking
    • M. Yastrzemski: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Yastrzemski struck out swinging
    • B. Posey: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Posey struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)