Well, last night’s game was very disappointing. More disappointing than that is that Bochy is not planning on starting Bumgarner.
Yes, you heard me right.
Now if I had my way Bochy would already be playing golf because he didn’t start Bumgarner in Game 4 on 3 days in which case he’d have been available on the same 3 days for yesterday.
Suck it up you pampered preening pets, plenty of Managers have used a 2 man rotation. To now hear that Bumgarner “is only human and we’ll have him in the bullpen”…
He, like you Bochy, will have plenty of time to play golf in the off season. What are you saving him for? Do you want to win The World Series or not?
Now I have my beefs with George Steinbrenner including his illegal campaign contributions and the fact that he traded my Uncle (yup, no fooling), but I never doubted that he was a man who absolutely understood that professional sports is not a business in the traditional sense. It’s a Billionaire’s ego toy and either you pay what you need to win or you’re just another loser and he didn’t tolerate losers lightly. If George owned the Giants are, Bumgarner would have already plaed 3 times and been ready in relief tonight and if any of his “Baseball People” disagreed they’d be gone.
Last night’s action-
Bottom 2nd, Leadoff Single, Single, Runners at Corners, RBI Double, Single, RBI Single, 2 RBI Single, Wild Pitch, 2 RBI Double, RBI Double. Royals 7 – 0.
Bottom 3rd, Double, RBI Double. Royals 8 – 0.
Bottom 5th, Leadoff Single, RBI Double. Royals 9 – 0.
Bottom of 7th, Solo Shot. Royals 10 – 0.
Game Over Dude.
Starting tonight for the Royals is Jeremy Guthrie (R, 13 – 11, ERA 4.13). Post Season he has 1 Win with an ERA of 2.70 based on 10 Innings Pitched with 7 Hits, and 7 Runs scored.
He will be matched for the Giants by Tim Hudson (R, 9 – 13, ERA 3.57) who has 1 Post Season loss with an ERA of 3.72 based on 19.1 Innings Pitched with 18 Hits, 1 Home Run and 8 Runs scored.
Bumgarner has said he could pitch 200 Innings, but he won’t because Bochy is an idiot. The Royals Bullpen is fully rested.