Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Game 7: Tim Hudson or Madison Bumgarner?

Edit: I guess we have the answer.




The Giants were just drubbed in Kansas City 10-0 in Game 6 of the World Seires. I've seen some talk crop up on Twitter on the question of how many innings Bumgarner is available for tomorrow night.

It's a good question that brings about another question. If Bumgarner can go say 4 or 5 innings, should he just start the game?

I'm so glad I don't have to make the decision.

On the one hand if Bumgarner starts the game he gives the Giants a chance to take an early lead against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie. On the other hand, the prospect of Bumgarner looming in the bullpen can hang over the Royals hitters much like "HDH" is supposed to hang over Giants hitters.

Tim Hudson did a nice job in Game 3 as the starter and that's who I would start. Much like tonight, Bruce Bochy will not hesitate to yank a pitcher if needed. We'll see how this plays out after tonight's game, but it's an interesting question to ponder.

Of course none of it means a thing if the Giants don't score runs.

What do you think? Do you want to see Bumgarner start a Game 7, or would you rather he come in to diffuse a possible bad situation? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts!

Eric Nathanson
@2outhits

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