Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 days ago

Bumgarner (3-2) allowed no runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over six innings to earn the win Sunday at the Mets.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bumgarner received plenty of offensive support and easily won his showdown with Noah Syndergaard. After some early-season struggles, he's now allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his last three starts to lower his ERA to 3.03. He'll make his next start Friday against the Rockies.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 week ago

Bumgarner (2-2) beat the Padres on Monday, striking out nine over 6.2 innings while allowing two runs on six hits and two walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bumgarner's win was in jeopardy when reliever Hunter Strickland made a mess of the eighth inning, but closer Santiago Casilla came in for a four-out save to secure MadBum's second victory of 2016. The 2014 World Series MVP already has 38 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitched, though his 3.64 ERA and 3.84 FIP are a bit inflated compared to his lofty standards. Bumgarner will look to continue lowering those numbers when he next takes the mound for a road tilt with the Mets on Sunday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 weeks ago

Bumgarner (1-2) struck out eight while allowing only two runs on five hits and a walk over seven innings Wednesday against Arizona, but was stuck with the loss.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Zack Greinke narrowly outdueled him on the other end, leaving Bumgarner unrewarded in what was arguably his best start so far this year. A couple uncharacteristically short outings have his ratios looking pedestrian -- a 3.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP -- but having finished the past three seasons with an ERA under 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.09 or better, he's a good bet to polish those ratios up and again turn out some of the best mound results in all of baseball.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 weeks ago

Bumgarner took his first loss of the season, allowing seven runs, four earned, on eight hits, including two home runs over five frames against the Dodgers on Friday. He also struck out seven and walked one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is the second time in a week Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw squared off, and the latter clearly pitched better Friday. This also marked the second time in three starts that Bumgarner has allowed a pair of home runs. On Opening Day, he was battling the flu against Milwaukee, but by all indications, Bumgarner was healthy Friday night. Going back to last season, he has yielded seven bombs in his last 21.2 innings. Opposing hitters have recorded 21 homers against Bumgarner in each of the last two seasons.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 3 weeks ago

Bumgarner bounced back from his rocky Opening Day start by throwing six innings of one-run ball while striking out eight in an extra-inning loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bumgarner faced off against Clayton Kershaw in a battle of the National League's best lefties. The former was actually in line for a win before closer Santiago Casilla blew the save in the ninth. Aside from not getting the win, Bumgarner looked excellent Saturday after battling the flu in his season debut Monday and even smashed a home run against his counterpart. Assuming weather and health permit, we will see a rematch of this premier pitching matchup Friday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner wasn't at his best Monday afternoon, but still beat the flu and the Brewers despite allowing three runs in five innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bumgarner struck out six, but struggled with his command, walking five in the outing. The Giants' ace should be back on track in short order. He takes the mound this Saturday against the rival Dodgers.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner was dealing with flu-like symptoms on Sunday but is said to be feeling better Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bumgarner will make his scheduled start Monday in Milwaukee, but it's worth noting that he may not be at full strength while still dealing with the residual effects of the flu. Still, Bumgarner remains a relatively strong play in daily leagues considering the less-than-stellar Milwaukee lineup he'll be facing.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner (foot) returned to the mound Saturday, surrendering five runs on seven hits while striking out four over 2.2 innings against the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite the poor outing, Bumgarner came out of the game and said his foot and ribs felt "even better than expected." He stated that he wasn't happy with his delivery, but that he should have enough time to correct it before Opening Day. Barring any setbacks, Bumgarner should make one or two more spring training starts before opening the season against the Brewers on April 4.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 month ago

Bumgarner (foot) will start Saturday against the A's, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite a couple of recent ailments -- a neuroma in his left foot and rib cage discomfort -- Bumgarner will end up missing just one spring outing. The lefty completed a bullpen session, and assuming he makes it through Saturday's appearance unscathed, Bumgarner will be on track to make his third straight Opening Day start.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 months ago

Bumgarner (foot, ribs) is reportedly on track to pitch Saturday after playing catch Wednesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Some thought that the left-hander could miss a second spring start due to his ailments, but he's apparently doing better than anticipated. He has a bullpen session scheduled before then, so if all goes well, he should be back in the Giants spring rotation.