Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner was scratched from Wednesday's start and will now take the mound against the Dodgers on Friday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Instead of pitching against the Padres, Bumgarner will toe the rubber for his finale start of the 2018 campaign versus the Giants' biggest rivals. In his place, Casey Kelly will pitch Wednesday. Across 20 starts this season, Bumgarner has logged a 3.20 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with a 7.5 K/9.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Bumgarner (side) is starting Friday against the Cardinals as scheduled, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner threw just 64 pitches in his most recent start Saturday against Colorado before being lifted with side tightness. The issue wasn't expected to be a significant one and it won't end up costing him a turn in the rotation.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner was lifted from Saturday's game against the Rockies for precautionary reasons with side tightness, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This helps explain why Bumgarner was lifted after throwing just 64 pitches through six scoreless innings. Bumgarner apparently felt some tightness following an at-bat earlier in the game, and while manager Bruce Bochy said the southpaw could have continued, the skipper opted to play it safe. He's expected to make his next start on schedule, which will come on the road against the Cardinals.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner (5-6) gave up five runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four over six innings in a loss to the Brewers on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was cruising through five innings before running into a bit of trouble in the sixth. The southpaw buzzed Ryan Braun with a cutter, which prompted an exchange of words between the two. The burly southpaw is known for his tough mound demeanor, and promptly plunked Braun with the next pitch. No brawl ensued, but Bumgarner's inability to control his emotions loaded the bases, and Lorenzo Cain made him pay with a grand slam. The 28-year-old has given up 11 runs over his last two starts, but he still owns a solid 3.30 ERA in 18 starts since returning from a hand injury earlier this season. Bumgarner's next start comes against the Rockies -- who tagged him for six runs Sept. 3 -- but this time it will take place in pitcher-friendly AT&T Park.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner was tagged for seven runs (six earned) on eight hits while walking one and striking out six over five innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner fell victim to the long ball (three homers) in a venue where many pitchers struggle limiting power numbers. The southpaw didn't have his best stuff, needing 92 pitches (57 strikes) to complete five frames, his shortest outing since Aug. 2. Bumgarner had been sharp in his previous two outings (one run over 15 innings), so fantasy owners can just chalk up this poor start to the thin air in Denver. The 29-year-old will attempt to bounce back in another tough matchup on the road against the Brewers on Sunday.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks, firing seven shutout innings with five strikeouts against four hits and four walks.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was dominant, and though he found himself in occasional trouble -- mainly a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the sixth inning -- he was able to work out of it en route to matching zeros with opposing starter Clay Buchholz. The lefty's control was a bit less sharp than usual -- it was his third outing with at least four walks -- but it was still good for a fourth quality start in five tries. He'll take an impressive 2.68 ERA into Monday's matchup in Colorado.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner (5-5) tossed eight innings and earned the victory Thursday, allowing just one run on five hits (one home run) while striking out eight in the 3-1 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner cruised through six scoreless innings before serving up a solo homer to Todd Frazier in the seventh, but aside from that it was a very dominant performance from the big southpaw. He certainly needed a good outing after getting knocked around for six runs by the Reds in his last start. The 29-year-old has accumulated a 81:34 K:BB in 93.2 innings so far in 2018. Bumgarner will take his 2.88 ERA into next Tuesday's matchup against Arizona.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner (4-5) took the loss Saturday, coughing up six runs (five earned) on eight hits and two walks over six innings while striking out six as the Giants fell 7-1 to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Cincinnati's offense strafed the southpaw, as five of the eight hits off Bumgarner went for extra bases, including solo homers by Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera. Bumgarner will try to shake off his worst start of the season when he next takes the mound Thursday on the road against the Mets.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings Monday. He did not factor in the decision in a comeback win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Clayton Kershaw posted the stronger line in another classic pitcher's duel between the two southpaws, but a ninth-inning rally got Bumgarner off the hook for a tough-luck loss. The 29-year-old only recorded seven swinging strikes, and his 9.3 swinging strike percentage (10.5 career average) is the likely contributor to his career-worst 2.1 K/BB ratio. That said, Bumgarner has still been able to produce a strong 2.71 ERA in 13 starts since returning from a serious hand injury, which is a testament to his ability to keep hitters off balance despite not having his best strikeout stuff.

Madison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner did not factor in the decision in Tuesday's loss to the Astros despite allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings. He had seven strikeouts and three walks.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants offense mustered only four hits against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros' bullpen, and Ray Black relieved Bumgarner for the eighth inning only to give up a decisive two-run home run to Tyler White. Bumgarner has a 2.69 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 73.2 innings after missing the first two months of the season, and next lines up to face the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Monday.