Peavy, Hudson, Bumgarner to open Giants NLDS rotation

Thursday October 2nd, 2014

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has set his starting rotation for the first three games of the National League Division Series, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN

Jake Peavy will get the ball in Game 1, followed by Tim Hudson in Game 2 and Madison Bumgarner in Game 3. 

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Bochy has not yet decided who would start a potential Game 4 or 5, but Peavy pitching on short rest is an option. The Giants also have pitcher Yusmeiro Petit.

San Francisco advanced to the NLDS after an 8-0 shutout of the Pirates Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card game. The Giants will now face the Washington Nationals, who won the NL East, in the best-of-five series. 

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Bumgarner pitched a complete-game shutout against Pittsburgh, striking out 10 and giving up just four hits.

Peavy will pitch opposite Washington's Steven Strasburg, while Hudson will face Jordan Zimmermann. Zimmermann threw a no-hitter on the final day of the season. The Nationals will start Doug Fister against Bumgarner in Game 3. 

Game 1 will begin at 3:07 p.m. EST Friday. 

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The other NLDS features the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.

- Molly Geary

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