Bum­gar­ner pow­ers Satur­day win,

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports - BY MICHAEL WAGAMAN

Madi­son Bum­gar­ner put to­gether a vin­tage out­ing that came at the per­fect time and gave a weary bullpen much-needed rest.

The Giants ace was dis­ap­pointed he didn’t do more.

Bum­gar­ner pitched into the eighth in­ning and San Fran­cisco beat Colorado 5-2 Satur­day, hand­ing the Rockies their eighth straight loss.

“Bum knew what we were look­ing at as far as the bullpen,” Giants man­ager Bruce Bochy said. “Just gave us a great ef­fort there; he got us where we needed. Let him start the eighth, but I wasn’t go­ing to have him go too far there.”

Af­ter out­last­ing the Rockies 3-2 in an 18-in­ning game that took over 51⁄2 hours and ended shortly be­fore 1 a.m., the Giants came back about 12 hours later and wrapped up this win in 2 hours, 48 min­utes.

Bum­gar­ner (1-2) al­lowed two runs on six hits. He struck out seven, walked one and didn’t per­mit a run­ner past first base un­til the sixth, when Gar­rett Hamp­son dou­bled in Char­lie Black­mon.

The big lefty ex­ited af­ter Chris Ian­netta’s lead­off dou­ble in the eighth, an­grily slap­ping his glove on his thigh as Bochy came out to re­place him.

Bum­gar­ner hardly sounded sat­is­fied af­ter eight Giants re­liev­ers com­bined for 14 score­less in­nings in Fri­day’s marathon.

“In my mind, eight was the min­i­mum for a day like to­day,” Bum­gar­ner said. “Ob­vi­ously close to it, but I have to find a way to get through that part of the lineup right there. I feel like I have to get at least one more right there and save those guys, be­cause last night was tough on ev­ery­body.”

Reyes Moronta fol­lowed Bum­gar­ner and struck out the next three. Sam Dyson pitched the ninth for his first save.

Re­cently ac­quired Kevin Pil­lar home­red for the fourth time in six days for the Giants. Buster Posey got two hits and drove in his first run this sea­son – the star catcher had zero RBIs in 40 at-bats over his first 12 games.

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