Commentary

Giants make Tommy Hunter work

S.F. hitters drive up his pitch count, but Texas can't do the same to Madison Bumgarner

Updated: November 1, 2010, 12:39 AM ET
By Joe Pawlikowski | FanGraphs

Texas Rangers starter Tommy Hunter had recorded seven outs in Sunday's Game 4 without allowing a run to score, but it wasn't easy for him. By the time he recorded the first out of the third inning, he had thrown 61 pitches, including 17 to the previous two batters. Four of the 11 hitters he had faced to that point had seen eight or more pitches in an at-bat. But on pitch No. 62, Aubrey Huff changed the trend and changed the score.