Bum­gar­ner gets the call in Game 1 for the Gi­ants

Korea JoongAng Daily - - Sports - AP

Left-han­der Madi­son Bum­gar­ner will pitch the World Se­ries opener for the San Francisco Gi­ants at Kansas City on Tues­day.

Man­ager Bruce Bochy made the ex­pected an­nounce­ment Satur­day as his team worked out un­der sunny skies, one day be­fore trav­el­ing. Bum­gar­ner, an 18-game win­ner, was voted NL Cham­pi­onship Se­ries MVP as the Gi­ants beat the St. Louis Car­di­nals in five games.

De­spite Bum­gar­ner’s high num­ber of in­nings pitched, Bochy wasn’t wor­ried about the 18-game win­ner. Bum­gar­ner didn’t get a decision in the pen­nant clincher against the Car­di­nals on Thurs­day night.

“I think I would’ve in­sulted him if I checked with him,’’ said Bochy. “He’s a big, strong guy. His last game I thought he had great stuff. It’s not like he’s thrown 120-130 pitches. His work­load has been un­der con­trol.’’

Bochy is keep­ing his ro­ta­tion the same as the first two rounds of the post­sea­son. Right-han­der Jake Peavy will pitch Game 2 on Wed­nes­day, fol­lowed by 39-year-old right-han­der Tim Hud­son in his World Se­ries de­but Thurs­day at AT&T Park and then righty Ryan Vo­gel­song.

Yus­meiro Petit, who has twice pro­vided a huge lift as a long man, will stay in his role as Bochy stuck with Vo­gel­song in the ro­ta­tion.

“Petit in the job he’s done in that role that we’ve had him in, you go back to Wash­ing­ton and with­out Petit it’s hard to say what would have hap­pened,’’ Bochy said. “In St. Louis he went out there and gave us three big in­nings. He’s a great swing­man. Vo­gey, he threw a great game against Wash­ing­ton.’’

Un­used two-time NL Cy Young Award win­ner Tim Lince­cum will make the roster.

“I’ve been think­ing about Timmy, trust me,’’ Bochy said. “Timmy’s done a lot for us, and we know that.’’

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