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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
Contract: view contract details
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Madison Bumgarner took a loss Friday after allowing three runs in six innings against the Dodgers.
Despite a 3.26 ERA, Bumgarner finishes with a sub-.500 record for the second year in a row. At least 6-7 is better than his 4-9 mark from last season. It's not his fault the Giants stopped scoring runs a couple of years ago. Still, it is a cause for concern the way his peripherals are declining. Sep 29 - 2:04 AM

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Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs in six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

All of the runs scored on singles, and Kolten Wong delivered the last two runs in the fifth and sixth. With just one start to go, Bumgarner is 6-6 with a 3.20 ERA. He'll get the Padres on Wednesday.
Sep 22 - 1:27 AM

Madison Bumgarner hurt his side on a swing during Saturday's win over the Rockies, but isn't expected to miss his next start.

The Giants removed him after just six innings despite his throwing only 64 pitches and carrying a shutout, and that explains why. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the move was strictly precautionary and that he could have stayed in if the circumstances were different. Bumgarner is expected to make his next scheduled start as planned.
Sep 15 - 11:56 PM

Madison Bumgarner fired six scoreless frames against the Rockies on Saturday before exiting.

Bumgarner allowed five hits and one walk while notching two strikeouts. He was at 64 pitches when he was pulled. It’s worth noting that Bumgarner was visited by manager Bruce Bochy and a team trainer during the sixth inning, so it’s very possible his exit was injury-related. There should be more clarity on his status soon.
Sep 15 - 11:37 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed five earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Brewers.

That makes two duds in a row for the ace left-hander, who got lit up for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings last Monday versus Colorado. The out-of-contention Giants may think about getting Bumgarner some extra rest down the stretch, but that's just speculation.
Sep 9 - 5:13 PM

Madison Bumgarner surrendered seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Monday in the Giants' loss to the Rockies.

It was his worst outing since he returned June 5 from a fractured left pinkie. Bumgarner issued a walk and gave up eight hits, including three home runs, as his season ERA jumped from 2.68 to 3.07. The ace left-hander will look to bounce back this weekend in Milwaukee.
Sep 3 - 6:37 PM

Madison Bumgarner fired seven scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven shutout frames. He struck out five batters and issued four walks. The 29-year-old southpaw retired 15 of the first 20 batters he faced before running into trouble in the sixth. He loaded the bases with one out before getting a force at the plate and a line-out to centerfield to preserve the scoreless outing. He’s worked at least six innings and allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 of 16 starts since coming off the disabled list on June 5. He’ll tangle with the Rockies in Coors Field in his next start on Monday.
Aug 29 - 2:03 AM

Madison Bumgarner fanned eight while holding the Mets to one run in eight innings in a victory Thursday.

You won't find many better matchups of .500 pitchers than this one. Bumgarner outlasted Jacob deGrom in the 3-1 game to improve to 5-5 on the season. It was just his second win in seven starts since the All-Star break.
Aug 23 - 5:18 PM

Madison Bumgarner was roughed up for six runs (five earned) in six innings and took a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

He gave up eight hits, including solo home runs by Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera in the sub-par outing. He struck out six and walked two. His record falls to 4-5 with a 3.05 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 14 starts. The veteran left-hander's ERA is right near his 3.00 career mark but his peripherals have taken a turn for the worse this year. His 7.67 K/9 is his lowest since 2010 and his 3.57 BB/9 is the worst rate of his career.
Aug 18 - 10:05 PM

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

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

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3Aramis Garcia
1B1Brandon Belt
2Ryder Jones
2B1Joe Panik
2Alen Hanson
3Abiatal Avelino
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Chris Shaw
CF1Steven Duggar
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Austin Slater
2Hunter Pence
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PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Andrew Suarez
5Dereck Rodriguez
6Derek Holland
7Chris Stratton
8Ty Blach
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PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Will Smith
5Sam Dyson
6Reyes Moronta
7Julian Fernandez
8Ty Blach
9Ray Black
10Casey Kelly
11Steven Okert
12Pierce Johnson