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Giants Pitching Rotation Not Getting The Job Done

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Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS Sports) — In the regular season, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy was forced to go with a closer by committee, but in the postseason it appears he’ll have go to go with a rotation by committee.

Once again in Sunday’s Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, Bochy was forced to go to his bullpen early and often, as starter Madison Bumgarner couldn’t make it through the fourth inning, giving up six runs in just 3 2/3 innings.

Bumgarner’s failing is just the latest by a Giants starter, through six games not one of the team’s starters has recorded a quality start. In the first six games of the postseason, Giants starters are 1-3 with a 6.49 ERA)

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