Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 days ago

Bumgarner will start Tuesday against the Dodgers, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Bumgarner was originally slated to start Monday, but manager Bruce Bochy will push his entire rotation forward a day following Sunday's postponement. The shuffle sets up Bumgarner for a rematch with Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 5 days ago

Bumgarner tossed a quality start, but did not get the win against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He gave up two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six in 6.1 innings.

Bumgarner dueled against Dodgers' ace, Clayton Kershaw, but both pitchers left the game with a 2-2 tie. Bumgarner actually was in line for the win after six innings, but manager Bruce Bochy left him in for the start of the seventh - despite already reaching 100 pitches - and he surrendered the game-tying homer to Alex Guerrero. The long ball is beginning to become a concern for the 2014 World Series MVP, as his 1.16 HR/9 is the highest it has ever been during his career as a starter. The strikeouts (6.56 K/9) are also a career-worst mark. And his 4.27 xFIP indicates that his 4.63 ERA isn't a fluke. Bumgarner's velocity is right where it was last season, so that isn't to blame, but he clearly isn't as dominant as he was in 2014.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 weeks ago

Bumgarner allowed four runs and six hits with four strikeouts and a walk in seven innings Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

The reigning 2014 World Series MVP had another rough outing, and the Giants extended their longest losing streak since 2010 to seven. The Giants are now 3-8, matching their worst start in the San Francisco era. Bumgarner's next start will be against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Wednesday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 weeks ago

Bumgarner pitched three innings and gave up five earned runs in the loss on Saturday against the Padres.

After a solid first start of the year, Bumgarner struggled Saturday. He gave up 10 hits while striking out four batters. Bumgarner now has a 7.62 ERA on the season.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 3 weeks ago

Bumgarner picked up the win against the Diamondbacks on Opening Day Tuesday, only allowing one earned run on six hits in seven innings of work in addition to striking out three batters and only walking one.

Bumgarner picked up exactly where he left off last season. In a run to the World Series title, Bumgarner started six postseason games for the Giants and appeared in a seventh, finishing the stretch with a 0.65 WHIP and a 1.03 ERA while striking out 45 batters in 52.2 innings.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 3 weeks ago

Bumgarner will start Opening Day against the Diamondbacks, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Bumgarner was the obvious and only choice the Giants were going to go with on the mound regardless of his poor spring showing. He'll look to carry momentum over from his amazing run in the 2014 postseason when he takes the mound against the Diamondbacks.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner will start the Giants' Cactus League opener Tuesday against the A's, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Fittingly, the Giants will begin the Cactus League slate just as they ended the World Series; with their ace on the hill. He figures to only toss a couple innings before calling it a day. Bumgarner tossed 270 innings last season between the regular season and the postseason, which has led to concerns about how he will hold up this season, but he's still easily among the most appealing starting pitching options in the NL.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 6 months ago

Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings of relief on two days' rest Wednesday in Game 7 as the Giants won the World Series.

Bumgarner turned in an historic MVP performance, three days after throwing 117 pitches in a four-hit shutout to win Game 5. He threw 68 pitches Wednesday, retiring 14 in a row at one point and lowering his career World Series ERA to a stunning 0.25.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 6 months ago

Bumgarner will start Game 5 of the World Series against the Royals on Sunday, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

The Giants are now in a 2-1 hole following Friday's Game 3 loss, but manager Bruce Bochy isn't panicking. "We're not going to change things because we lost," Bochy said. Thus, Ryan Vogelsong will go Saturday, with Bumgarner to follow as he looks to follow up his outstanding Game 1 performance with another gem Sunday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 6 months ago

Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The lefty didn't get the win in Game 5 of the NLCS, but he helped lead San Francisco to the pennant with eight innings of three-run ball against the Cardinals. Bumgarner will be on normal rest when he faces off against Royals ace James Shields, who will have gone 10 days between starts come Tuesday.