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Madison Bumgarner | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
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Madison Bumgarner yielded two runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Monday.
Bumgarner struck out four batters and issued a pair of walks in the contest. He threw 62 of 97 pitches for strikes. A bloop RBI double off the bat of Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning and a solo blast by Justin Turner in the fifth accounted for the only damage against the left-hander. The 29-year-old southpaw is 4-4 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 67/32 K/BB ratio in 13 starts. He’ll face the Reds on the road in his next start on Saturday. Aug 14 - 2:55 AM

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Kerry Crowley of the San Jose Mercury News called Madison Bumgarner's contract the "elephant in the room."

Bumgarner is slated to hit free agency after next season and could command up to $30 million annually on his next contract. That's obviously a huge financial commitment, even for a pitcher of Bumgarner's elite status. At present, the Giants find themselves in an awkward place—they face slim playoff odds this year but aren't quite ready to press the reset button. The Giants can restock their farm system by moving Bumgarner for prospects, though it doesn't sound like they've really considered that possibility yet.
Aug 9 - 8:54 PM

Madison Bumgarner worked seven shutout innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Astros.

Bumgarner was on, striking out seven batters and scattering five hits over seven scoreless in a big start against the defending World Series champions, but reliever Ray Black served up a go-ahead two-run homer to Tyler White in the top of the eighth inning to spoil the effort. Bumgarner will carry a 2.69 ERA into his next start on the road against the rival Dodgers. He'll hope for some better run support in that one.
Aug 7 - 6:58 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed one run on seven hits over five innings while picking up an RBI single at the dish in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Bumgarner was putting runners on left and right in this one, as not only did he cough up seven hits, he also walked three. That he gutted his way through with just one run allowed is impressive. That run scored on an Eduardo Escobar sacrifice fly in the second inning, and he essentially evened out that lost run via his own RBI single in the fifth inning. Bumgarner will try for a slightly more efficient -- and longer -- outing when he puts his 2.97 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 56/27 K/BB ratio (66 2/3 frames) on the line in a home showdown with the Astros when next he toes the rubber.
Aug 3 - 1:35 AM

Madison Bumgarner went eight innings and allowed three runs in a loss to the Brewers on Friday.

Two of the runs came on RBI groundouts, one by Ryan Braun and another by Orlando Arcia. The southpaw was mostly effective against the Milwaukee lineup, but Chase Anderson was better over his six, and the Giants couldn’t get anything going against he or the bullpen. His ERA on the season raises ever so slightly to 3.21, and his K/BB ratio is now at 51/21 in just-over 61 frames. Bumgarner faces off against Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Jul 28 - 1:03 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs on two hits while walking six and taking a no-decision in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the A's.

Just a nightmare of a day in terms of control for the veteran ace. No frame proved more frustrating than the fifth for Bumgarner. He came out to start that frame, but would not record an out before being relieved of duty, issuing four walks in the frame, including two which drove in runs with the bases loaded. To put Mad-Bum's six free passes in context, his previous highest walk tally for a start was four back on June 16. He had not issued more than three walks in any of his previous five outings before tossing them out like candy at a parade on Saturday. Bumgarner will look for a considerably crisper performance when he brings his 3.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 46/23 K/BB ratio (53 2/3 innings) into a home date with the Brewers next time out.
Jul 22 - 1:48 AM

Madison Bumgarner surrendered one run and three hits in six innings Friday in a win over the A's.

It's the first time since 2012 that a healthy Bumgarner will miss out on the All-Star Game, but the left-hander has a 1.95 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings over his last five starts.
Jul 14 - 1:59 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a Sunday's 13-8 win against the Cardinals.

MadBum didn't bring his best stuff to the hill on Sunday, but he left with a 6-4 lead in the top of the sixth inning. The offense added five more runs in the bottom of the frame to ensure he would earn his second victory. Baseball is a weird game, as he had managed a 1-2 record with a 1.67 ERA over his past four outings, all quality starts. He struggles with his control and he picks up the win. That's just the fantasy gods paying you back a little. He'll close out the first half next Saturday against the visiting Athletics.
Jul 8 - 11:34 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs over six-plus innings in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

Bumgarner breezed through the first six innings without giving up a run, but he loaded the bases with no outs before exiting in the seventh, and Reyes Moronta -- and some poor San Francisco defense -- allowed all three to come home to give him the loss. He didn’t have his best control with three walks, but he was able to fan five, and pitched better than the box score indicates. Bumgarner will square off against the Cardinals on Saturday.
Jul 2 - 11:31 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed two hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Rockies.

Bumgarner threw 66 of his 101 pitches for strikes, including 16 first-pitch strikes to the 25 batters he faced, dropping his ERA to 2.51. That's three straight quality starts, and four quality starts in five outings since making his season debut on June 5. The Giants have averaged just 3.4 runs of support through his five appearances so far. He'll get another crack against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday night in a rematch with Kyle Freeland.
Jun 28 - 2:17 AM

Madison Bumgarner fired off a gem in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Padres, striking out eight across eight scoreless innings while scattering three hits.

Just a dominant performance by the veteran ace, who finished off his eight innings having thrown a slickly economic 100 pitches (69 strikes). He walked two in the outing. At the dish, he also came up with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly to give the Giants a 1-0 lead. That would be the only run to score in the game before the home team tacked on two late insurance runs. This was by far MadBum's best outing in four tries since he was activated from the disabled list earlier this month. He missed the first two months of the season rehabbing a fractured left pinkie sustained in spring training. Thursday's start was a tantalizing reminder of what Bumgarner's capable of on a baseball mound. He'll try to build on this strong outing in a home showdown with the Rockies next time out.
Jun 22 - 12:45 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs over six innings in a loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

Bumgarner allowed a pair of homers -- a solo shot by Matt Kemp in the second and a two-run blast by Enrique Hernandez in the fifth -- which accounted for all three of the runs against him. He gave up five hits and walked four in total, striking out just three. He's trending in the right direction but still clearly not the MadBum we've come to know and love, as he's now 0-2 with a 4.67 ERA and 1.38 WHIP through three starts this year. There's no guarantee he'll get back to that, but impatient owners are advised to have patience with the Giants ace. A date with the lowly Padres on Thursday could cure some of what ails for the southpaw.
Jun 16 - 11:12 PM

Madison Bumgarner surrendered four runs in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

Bumgarner allowed his third and fourth runs in the sixth before departing with two on and one out. He was then ejected after complaining about balls and strikes on his way off the mound. Fortunately for him, Reyes Moronta came in and immediately got a double play ball to limit the damage. Bumgarner still has a ways to go to get into top form, but it's worth keeping him active in mixed leagues while he figures it out.
Jun 11 - 10:33 PM

Madison Bumgarner (finger) allowed two earned runs, eight hits and no walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a loss against the Diamondbacks in his season debut Tuesday.

MadBum missed the first nine weeks of the regular season recovering from a fractured left pinkie finger, and this was his first major league start after a pair of minor-league rehab outings. He threw 58 of his 82 pitches for strikes in the quality start, but he was on the short end of a pitching duel against Patrick Corbin. He'll face a very favorable matchup in his next scheduled outing on Monday in Miami to kick off a two-start week.
Jun 6 - 2:29 AM

Giants activated LHP Madison Bumgarner from the 60-day disabled list.

Bumgarner will make his 2018 debut on Tuesday night against the Diamondbacks after missing the first nine weeks of the regular season with a fractured left pinkie finger. He allowed just one run and struck out 15 batters over two minor league rehab starts covering 8 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old southpaw should be a front-line fantasy starter over the final four months of the 2018 campaign.
Jun 5 - 6:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
3Chase d'Arnaud
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Austin Slater
2Hunter Pence
CF1Steven Duggar
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Andrew Suarez
5Dereck Rodriguez
6Derek Holland
7Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Will Smith
5Sam Dyson
6Reyes Moronta
7Ray Black
8Julian Fernandez
9Pierce Johnson