The San Francisco Giants have moved Madison Bumgarner’s start to Sunday evening against the Los Angeles Dodgers as the boys in blue look for the sweep of their rivals on ESPN.
Bumgarner was not originally slated to start the Dodgers this weekend, but you have to assume that he wanted nothing more than to attempt to take down the Dodgers to get himself some sort of redemption in this lost season for himself and his team.
Bumgarner has only made seven starts so far this season due to him being sidelined after his motorcycle incident. In his seven starts he is 1-6 with a 3.38 earned run average. The losses are mostly due to the abysmal Giants offense.
With tensions surely rising in the Giants clubhouse do to their disastrous season on the field, Bumgarner will surely be taking the mound attempting to prove a point. Runs may be at a premium for the Dodgers while he is on the bump.
Even with the 33.5 game gap between the two teams, it would not be too much of a shock if we see something like the “Don’t look at me!” game arise:
Hopefully the two teams will be able to avoid conflict in what is a pointless series between the two teams for the most part.
Facing off against Madison Bumgarner is Hyun-Jin Ryu who is quietly having a decent season for the Dodgers when he is healthy and in the back of the rotation. He is currently posting a 4.17 earned run average in 77.2 innings.
The Dodgers and Giants will surely put on a show for the national audience on ESPN as the featured Sunday Night Baseball game. There will be no blackouts so all of Los Angeles will be able to have their eyes on the boys in blue.