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By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Bumgarner helps rewrite record books after duel
LOS ANGELES -- The dual eight-inning, no-walk, 10-strikeout efforts Monday night by San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner and Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw would have blown plenty of dust off the record books in the pre-digital era.According to the Elias Sports Bureau and statistician Dan Peterson, it marked the first time in baseball's modern era (since 1900) that both starters in a Giants-Dodgers game met or exceeded those three standards. Bumgarner has pitched three games with at least 10 strikeouts and no walks. Elias found that no other modern-era Giants pitcher has recorded three such games in one season. Including the relievers' totals, the teams combined for 24 strikeouts and no walks, making this the fourth modern-era game to earn this distinction, Elias discovered. The others, with starting pitchers cited, were Mets-Pirates, Sept. 12, 1984 (Dwight Gooden, John Tudor); Mets-Braves, July 14, 1989 (Sid Fernandez, John Smoltz); and Cubs-Expos, April 9, 2003 (Mark Prior, Javier Vazquez). Starters for both teams reached double-figure strikeouts while walking none on only two other occasions: the aforementioned Cubs-Expos game (Prior 12, Vazquez 14) and in a Blue Jays-Red Sox game on July 12, 1997 (Roger Clemens 16, Aaron Sele 11).
Bochy's son goes on seven-day DL at Double-A
LOS ANGELES -- Double-A Richmond reliever Brett Bochy, son of the Giants manager, has gone on the Minor League seven-day disabled list to allow discomfort in his right (throwing) arm to ebb.Bochy, ranked No. 20 on MLB.com's list of Giants prospects, owns a 7-3 record with a 2.53 ERA and 14 saves in 41 appearances for the Flying Squirrels. He also has struck out 69 batters in 56 1/3 innings. "He has an extremely tired arm," Bruce Bochy said of his 24-year-old son, who underwent Tommy John elbow surgery after San Francisco selected him in the 20th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. Bochy said that the Giants' braintrust has not considered promoting his son to the Majors when rosters expand in September.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.