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Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister match zeros, Game 2 scoreless through five innings

Oct 25, 2012, 9:41 PM EDT

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The Giants ran away with Game 1, but pitching is the name of the game tonight.

Madison Bumgarner and Doug Fister have matched zeros so far as Game 2 remains scoreless through five innings.

Bumgarner, who struggled over his first two starts this postseason, has allowed just two hits while striking out six and walking none. He has also hit a batter. The southpaw has received some help from his defense and also from Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont, who made the ill-advised decision to give Prince Fielder the green light on a double by Delmon Young with nobody out in the second inning. Fielder was thrown out at the plate thanks to an excellent tag by Buster Posey.

Fister, meanwhile, has allowed just two hits while striking out three and walking one. He got into a bit of trouble in the bottom of the second inning, which included a scary moment when he was hit in the head by a line drive, but he managed to stay in the game and wiggle out of the jam. He has retired the last 10 batters he has faced.

  1. sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Both pitchers are hot tonight! Great game!

    • historiophiliac - Oct 25, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      This is more what I was looking forward to.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 9:58 PM

        Yes indeed! Fister has thrown over 100 pitchers, though. Does he tire easily?

      • historiophiliac - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:02 PM

        I don’t think so, but he did take a dinger to the head.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:09 PM

        Well, Fister is earning his paycheck tonight. For that matter, so’s Bumgarner.

      • historiophiliac - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM

        Yeah, what happened to him being inconsistent? lol

        Glad my boys are being more aggressive and playing better defense tonight.

      • sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:16 PM

        Bumgarner pitched a helluva game in the 2010 World Series and he is doing the same here tonight. He has had an uneven game this year but he is making up for it tonight.

  2. randygnyc - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Hats off to both pitchers so far. Have to think the giants will have the edge going into the bullpens. Tigers really need to be up in the later innings if they want to win this series.

    On a different topic, I’m surprised that the tigers left fister in their after taking that shot off the head. It hit him pretty good. We all have learned a lot about head injuries in the last decade from the NFL and MLB. Often times there is a “delayed reaction” to side affects. His adrenaline could have easily masked signs of injury. He’s getting pulled now in the 7th. He should go get some X-rays and a CT scan.

    • sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:23 PM

      Fister is a stud for taking that shot off his head and staying in the game. Yessir.

    • TheBlindUmp - Oct 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM

      Wow! What a game. I was glad to see that Fister was OK after that shot to head. What a gamer to stay in and he continued to pitch great.

  3. philliesblow - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:29 PM

    Dog-gone shame the Tigers can’t score for Fister. Giants could throw John Montefusco or Atlee Hammaker out there right now & the Tigers wouldn’t score.

    • sailcat54 - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:32 PM

      Atlee? Hmmmm…

    • Hunter Pence's Eyes - Oct 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      The Count!!!!!

  4. oceanpeaks - Oct 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

    Chirp, chirp, chirp… are those crickets I hear coming from the Tigers dugout?
    Giants pitching is solid, but Detroit offense is in a coma. No energy and no fight in their eyes.

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