Arizona 1, Miami 5
The player of the game for Arizona has to be Peter Solomon, who came in and gave his team three innings of shutout ball, allowing two hits. You love to see that from your bullpen. Too bad it came on the heels of Bumgarner surrendering five runs in five innings.
Bumgarner Rocked Again
The positive takeaways here are that Bumgarner managed to make it all the way to the fourth inning before soiling the sheets. Then, he tossed a zero on the board in the fifth. Some might look at this game and say the man did fine, outside of one bad inning where maybe the Marlins got a bit lucky. Those people didn’t watch Bumgarner labor to not only find the results he did, but to turn in as “quality” a performance as he did.
Five Run Fourth Dooms Bumgarner, Snakes
In fairness to Bumgarner, after imploding in the fourth inning, he came out and pitched a perfect fifth before Torey Lovullo finally brought the hook. The outing lasted 82 pitches and five innings of work, making it Bumgarner’s longest of the season.
Bumgarner allowed seven balls in play over 100 MPH today, and four more between 95-99.
With a number of rookie arms pushing for their turn in the rotation, how much longer can Arizona wait for Bumgarner to find some answers before they finally pull the plug. Are the rookies’ floors higher than Bumgarner’s at this point?
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