Madison Bumgarner SP SF 3 weeks ago

Bumgarner (9-5) didn't have his best stuff Friday, allowing 10 batters to reach base over 5.2 innings. However, he had his strikeout pitch working (seven punchouts) and limited the Phillies to two runs while picking up his ninth win of the year.

Bumgarner hit a bit of a rough patch against the NL East these past couple of starts, posting an uncharacteristic 6.75 ERA and 1.78 WHIP against the Phillies and Nationals combined. The All-Star Break could be just what the doctor ordered for Bumgarner, as he could be showing signs of fatigue.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 4 weeks ago

Bumgarner was hit hard Saturday, allowing six runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings, striking out four.

Two of those hits were first inning home runs off the bats of Michael Taylor and Bryce Harper, digging Bumgarner an early hole that he couldn't escape. He should be able to rebound quickly though, as his next start is at home on Friday against the woeful Phillies.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner won his eighth game of the season Sunday, allowing just two runs while striking out eight across 7.2 innings against the Rockies.

After allowing a two-run home run in the first, the lefty was able to get into a groove and allowed just five baserunners the rest of the way. Bumgarner has been excellent in his last four starts, allowing just seven total runs while striking out 38 in 31 innings to lower his ERA to 2.99. His next start will come Saturday on the road against the Nationals.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner struck out 14 in a no decision Tuesday against San Diego. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk over 7.1 innings.

Bumgarner set a season high in strikeouts and also notched his third double-digit strikeout game of the year. He has an absurd 41 strikeouts in 31.1 innings with just five walks over his past four starts. His ERA is down to 3.04 as Bumgarner appears to really hitting his stride in June despite it failing to register in the win column (1-2 in four starts).

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner (7-4) gave up two runs on four hits in eight innings Wednesday against the Mariners. He struck out nine and issued one intentional walk.

Bumgarner lost a perfect-game bid in the fifth and was outdueled by Felix Hernandez, who shut down the Giants. Despite Wednesday's two-run complete game, Bumgarner has now lost two in a row. He'll look to break that streak in his next scheduled start Tuesday against the Padres.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner (7-3) went eight innings Friday, allowing just one run on nine hits and three walks while striking out seven in a 1-0 loss to Arizona.

Bumgarner was not at his sharpest in this one, allowing a multitude of baserunners, but he held it together to put up a bounce-back effort after allowing 11 runs over his prior three starts. Unfortunately, Chase Anderson and the Arizona bullpen shut down the San Francisco offense, sending Bumgarner to his first loss since May 9. His next start comes Wednesday in Seattle.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner was roughed up for five runs on six hits over eight innings Saturday, allowing two home runs including a grand slam by Jeff Francoeur, but still came away with his seventh win of the season. He struck out 11.

He's in what passes for a slump from him, giving up at least three runs in each of his last three starts, but Bumgarner's 3.38 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 72:13 K:BB ratio in 77.1 innings are still near elite. He'll take on the Diamondbacks at home in his next start on Friday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner's winning-streak stopped at three games on Sunday, but he still delivered a quality start against the Braves, giving up three runs through 6.1 innings with six strikeouts and one walk.

The lefty limited baserunners on the day but allowed two-run home run in the seventh inning before being pulled and lost his chance to earn the win. Bumgarner is having another strong season and owns a 6-2 record to go along with a 3.12 ERA through 10 starts.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner gave up three runs on four hits to earn the win on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Bumgarner pitched six innings, walking two and striking out three on his way to win number six on the year. He's now 6-2 with a 3.00 ERA and continues to be one of the best pitchers in the National League.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner (5-2) beat the Dodgers with both his arm and his bat Thursday, tossing 6.1 shutout innings -- seven hits, two walks, six strikeouts -- and homering off opposing starter Clayton Kershaw.

And all of a sudden, after a bit of a slow start to the year statistically, Bumgarner is sitting on what would be a career-best 2.84 ERA through nine starts. Those two rough outings in the early going were the exception; Bumgarner is a horse of a pitcher right in the middle of his prime. He should once again be among the top few pitchers in the National League when all's said and done.