Madison Bumgarner SP SF 4 Hrs

Madison Bumgarner lasted just 4 1/3 innings Thursday, yielding two runs on six hits and three walks in a loss to the Dodgers.

The left-hander struck out six and was able to limit the damage for the most part, but he needed a whopping 99 pitches to record 13 outs. Bumgarner hasn't been too great the last two times out but still boasts a 3.48 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio over 20 2/3 innings. He'll try to get back on track next week in Colorado.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 6 Days

Madison Bumgarner gave up four runs in six innings on Friday, only to pick up a win by hitting a grand slam and driving in five runs against the Rockies.

Bumgarner had a sac fly in the third and then hit the slam an inning later off Jorge De La Rosa. It was his second career homer, and it made him the first pitcher in five years to drive in five runs in a game. The last was Chris Carpenter, who had six RBI in a game in 2009. Before him, Jason Marquis did it in 2008 and Micah Owings did it with two homers and six RBI in a game in 2007.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 17 Days

Madison Bumgarner gave up four unearned runs over just four innings Monday in his season debut against the Diamondbacks.

Bumgarner threw 78 pitches over his first four innings and was pulled for a pinch-hitter with runners on second and third in the top of the fifth. He struck out three and walked a pair before exiting. Things should only get better from here.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 Month

Madison Bumgarner had a stellar performance in Friday's Cactus League Victory over the Rockies, scattering two hits over five scoreless innings of work.

The 24-year-old southpaw punched out four while walking one in the impressive outing. He's now tossed 10 scoreless frames to begin the spring season, posting a 7/1 K/BB ratio in the process. While he isn't as flashy as most of the perceived upper-echelon hurlers, Bumgarner can safely be selected as an ace in fantasy drafts.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 1 Month

Madison Bumgarner tossed three scoreless innings against the Rockies on Tuesday.

The Giants' Opening Day starter added another fine outing to his 2014 spring log, allowing just two hits while striking out one. The lefty has yet to allow a run in five innings in the Cactus League thus far.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 Months

Madison Bumgarner looked strong in his Cactus League debut against the Brewers on Friday, firing two scoreless innings while allowing only one hit.

Bumgarner struck out a pair without walking a batter in the game. The 24-year-old hurler has shown significant improvement during each of his four seasons, and looks poised to join the game's elite starting pitchers in 2014.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 2 Months

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Madison Bumgarner will start Opening Day against the Diamondbacks on March 31.

Bochy said he opted for Bumgarner over Matt Cain because he wanted to reward him for his outstanding 2013 campaign. This will be the first Opening Day assignment of his career.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 7 Months

Madison Bumgarner will be shut down for the rest of the season.

Bumgarner's 201 1/3 innings are actually a touch below what he threw both in 2011 and 2012, but the out-of-contention Giants have decided that that's enough. It ends the lefty's best season as a pro, as he finishes with a 2.77 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 199 strikeouts. Barry Zito will start in his place Wednesday.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 7 Months

Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of one-run ball in the Giants' 2-1 win over the Mets on Thursday.

It was a dominant effort from Bumgarner, who yielded just four hits -- three of which were singles -- and struck out 10. The 24-year-old left-hander boasts a 13-9 record, 2.77 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 199/62 K/BB ratio in 201 1/3 innings this season. He should top the 200-strikeout plateu for the first time in his career next week against the rival Dodgers.

Madison Bumgarner SP SF 7 Months

Madison Bumgarner coughed up two runs on five hits over six frames in a victory against the Dodgers on Friday.

Bumgarner made only one mistake, a Juan Uribe two-run bomb in the sixth inning that staked the Dodgers to a 2-0 lead. Fortunately for Bumgarner, the Giants scored three runs in the top of the seventh, just before he was scheduled to exit the game. The left-hander, who improved to 12-9 with a 2.83 ERA, hasn't surrendered more than three earned runs in a start since June 1. He has a date with the Mets next week.