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Madison Bumgarner to start Game 2 of NLDS against Reds

Oct 4, 2012, 8:32 PM EST

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Hardly shocking news, but Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced this evening that Madison Bumgarner will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the Reds on Sunday in San Francisco.

Matt Cain and Johnny Cueto are set to square off in the series opener on Saturday night.

Bumgarner will be opposed by Bronson Arroyo. The Reds plan to use Mat Latos in Game 3 while Bochy hasn’t decided on a starter yet, as he has left open the possibility of using Tim Lincecum, Barry Zito or Ryan Vogelsong out of the bullpen during the first two games of the series.

Bumgarner posted a 3.37 ERA and 191/49 K/BB ratio in 208 1/3 innings over 32 starts this season. The 23-year-old southpaw didn’t exactly finish the season on a high note, giving up four runs or more in five out of his final seven starts. He hasn’t completed seven innings since August 20. On the bright side, Bumgarner tossed a one-hitter in his lone start against the Reds this season back on June 28.

  1. mrredlegz - Oct 4, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Let’s get it on already. GO REDS!

    • joelgold - Oct 5, 2012 at 3:00 AM

      Bring it on. Let’s go Giants!

  2. natslady - Oct 4, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    Nats lost one game to the Gints this year. Yeah, it was Bumgarner.

    • temporarilyexiled - Oct 5, 2012 at 9:47 AM

      So…in all seriousness…who do you want the Nationals to play in the NLDS?

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