TONIGHT’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants visit the Washington Nationals tonight in the first game of this three game series…LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-5, 3.52) is scheduled to face LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.75).
MADISON BUMGARNER… Has been the Giants’ best and most consistent pitcher this season, going 11-7 with a 2.75 ERA (47er, 154.0ip) in 23 starts, 16 of which are quality outings…has really been the Giants’ best player overall in 2013…the Giants are 13-10 in his assignments, and have won seven of his last 11 starts.
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His 10 consecutive starts of 7.0-or-more innings is the longest streak by a Giants pitcher since Rick Reuschel strung together 11 such outings from Aug. 17-end of the 1988 season.
Ranks fourth among NL pitchers with a .194 opponents batting average against, is tied for seventh with 150 strikeouts, tied for eighth in wins (11) and is seventh in ERA (2.75).
Earned win number eleven in his start against the Rays at Tropican Field on Aug. 2, a 4-1 Giants victory…matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts over 7.0 innings…gave up just one run in the 3rd.
Was charged with his seventh loss of the season in his last start last Wednesday night vs. the Brewers…had tossed 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits before the Brewers plated 4 runs off him in the 8th.
Is slated to face Washington for the second time this season and for the sixth time in his career…is 2-2 with a 2.65 ERA (10er, 34.0ip) in five starts.
PROBABLES, BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND THE REMAINDER OF THIS SERIES AT WASHINGTON (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):
- Tuesday, August 13 at Washington (4:05): LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-5, 3.52) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 2.75) – CSN-BA
- Wednesday, August 14 at Washington (4:05): RHP Jordan Zimmermann (13-6, 3.06) vs. RHP Tim Lincecum (6-11, 4.18) – CSN-BA
- Thursday, August 15 at Washington (1:05): RHP Dan Haren (7-11, 4.99) vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong (2-4, 6.71) – CSN-BA
note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)