San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner lost a scoreless innings streak in Colorado on Monday night at 22 innings. He wasn’t even in the game when it happened.
In fact, it took a series of bizarre events to end the scoreless streak and hand the big lefthander the loss, via the San Francisco Chronicle:
The manner of defeat was maddening, too — two scratch hits, a rookie reliever who could not throw strikes and a throwing error from Gold Glove shortstop Brandon Crawford.
Bumgarner’s mood after the Giants’ first loss on their trip matched the 92-degree heat at Coors Field. Before he allowed three runs in the seventh, all scoring after Bochy pulled him, Bumgarner had extended his scoreless streak to a career-best 22 innings, but he made it abundantly clear how little he cared.
Everyone else seemed to be more concerned than Bumgarner was about the scoreless streak coming to an end. It turns out Madison Bumgarner isn’t a streak guy.
Madison Bumgarner wanted to stay in the game, but not to protect his career best 22-inning scoreless streak that is no longer intact. "I mean, I don't give two shits about any kind of streak."
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 3, 2018
This is exactly the type of response you want from the best pitcher on your team. This dude just wants to win.