So. What’s a fella to say after becoming the first pitcher since at least 1900 to give up nine hits in just 1/3 of the first inning?

Nine hits, eight runs, one out. That’s the line score for Madison Bum Starter Bumgarner yesterday in the Giants’ 9-2 loss to the Twins. After the game, a visibly shaken Bumgarner faced the press. He called his execution “pretty pathetic,” which sounds about right. Here’s video of Bumgarner facing the press, from Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

And what’s a manager say after such a disastrous outing? Video of Bruce Bochy’s comments here.

“I’ll be honest, that’s a first for me. To see it go quite like that,” Bochy said. “It’s hard to do…Even though he’s off, it’s still hard to do. I don’t care if you’re throwing batting practice out there. Single, double, single, double, and it kept going — just couldn’t stop it.”

Video: Madison Bumgarner Speaks to Press After Arguably the Worst Start in Major League History 22 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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