Bullington throws strong in win
Monday, September 09, 2013 11:00 AM
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Madison's Bryan Bullington continued his late-season dominance in the Hiroshima Carp's 5-1 win over the Bay Stars on Saturday at Yokohama Stadium.
Bullington, now 8-9 in 25 starts with a 3.48 ERA, is now 4-0 in his last six outings including a strong seven innings on Saturday where he scattered seven hits and two hit batters while striking out seven and not allowing a walk or an earned run.
Yokohama's lone run came in the fifth inning on a two-out Hiroshima error after Bullington had allowed a leadoff single and then hit a batter.
Bullington, 32, threw 102 pitches in the game - that after leaving his previous start early when he was struck on the leg by a hit ball and did not respond to treatment by trainers. The former Madison Cub and 1999 Indiana Mr. Baseball showed no ill effects from the injury on Saturday as he upped his 2013 record against the Baystars to 4-1 in six starts.
Hiroshima is now 56-66-2 on the season and in third place in Nippon Professional Baseball's Central League. The Carp are down to their final 22 games of the regular season.