5 years ago

Madison Bumgarner will be available out of the bullpen for Games 4 and 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals.

He'll essentially fill the long-man role of Tim Lincecum, who will make the start in Game 4 of the NLCS on Thursday night. Bumgarner was chased for six runs over 3 2/3 innings in Game 1 and will be replaced in the rotation by Barry Zito for Game 5. Ryan Vogelsong and Matt Cain are lined up to start the final two games of the series, if necessary.