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Madison Bumgarner | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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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The Giants will forgo the DH and have Madison Bumgarner bat in his start in Oakland on Thursday.
If the Giants really thought batting Bumgarner in a game in Oakland were a smart play, it'd probably make more sense to actually let him DH once. By forgoing the DH while he's pitching, it means they'll be pinch-hitting for the pitcher after he leaves. On the other hand, it is Bumgarner in Oakland, so he's a threat to go eight or nine innings anyway. Bumgarner is hitting .175/.261/.350 with two homers in 40 at-bats this year. Jun 30 - 1:52 AM

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Madison Bumgarner turned in a quality start but lost to the Phillies on Saturday, giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings.

He allowed only five hits but a two-run homer by Cameron Rupp proved his undoing. Bumgarner fanned seven and walked only one. He has a magnificent 1.99 ERA and 122/29 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. He is in the running for a Cy Young award and is a lock to make the All Star team. He will take his 8-4 record into a rivalry matchup with Oakland on Thursday.
Jun 26 - 1:47 AM

Madison Bumgarner allowed a lone run in a complete-game loss to the Pirates on Monday.

A solo home run by Erik Kratz in the fifth inning was all the scoring either side could manage on the evening. It was one of five hits Bumgarner allowed while striking out eight and walking two. The southpaw is now 8-3 with a 1.85 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 115/28 K/BB ratio over 102 innings of work. Another tasty matchup with the Phillies is on tap for Saturday.
Jun 20 - 9:54 PM

Madison Bumgarner was his typically brilliant self in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Brewers, surrendering two runs on four hits while striking out eight over eight innings.

Jonathan Lucroy burned Mad-Bum for a solo home run in the fifth inning and Hernan Perez worked an RBI single in the sixth to account for the scoring on the ace southpaw's line. He has been nothing short of dominant this season. To wit, prior to Tuesday's start, he had not allowed more than one run in an outing since May 6. Through 94 innings, Bumgarner holds a 1.91 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 107/26 K/BB ratio. He will look to slice and dice the Pirates in a road start next time out.
Jun 15 - 1:49 AM

Madison Bumgarner struck out 11 in 7 2/3 scoreless innings and hit a two-run homer in the Giants' 6-0 defeat of the Braves on Thursday.

Bumgarner didn't need much help today. His second homer of the year got the Giants on the board in the fifth, and he matched his season high in strikeouts. He was still looking strong enough in the eighth to potentially finish the game, not that there was any real reason for him to. Bumgarner is 7-2 with a 1.91 ERA, and the Giants have won his last eight starts.
Jun 2 - 3:21 PM

Madison Bumgarner pitched well at Coors Field on Saturday, limiting the Rockies to one run over six innings, but didn't factor in the decision.

Bumgarner left with a 4-1 lead, but his bullpen subsequently gave up four runs in the bottom of the seventh. Preserving that lead included a high-wire act in the sixth inning, when the Rockies loaded the bases with no outs, but Bum struck out Ryan Raburn and got a double play from Cristhian Adames to end the threat. The southpaw struck out six while walking two and allowing five hits on the afternoon. Bumgarner owns a 2.12 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 83/22 K/BB ahead of a start against the Braves on Thursday.
May 28 - 8:29 PM

Madison Bumgarner pitched another outstanding ballgame on Sunday night, firing 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Cubs.

Bumgarner allowed just three hits and a pair of walks while striking out six on the night. He worked his way out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning and was basically untouchable the rest of the evening. He also contributed with the stick, plating the game's lone run with an RBI double in the fifth inning. Now 6-2 on the season, he'll carry an outstanding 2.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 77/20 K/BB ratio into a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday.
May 22 - 10:48 PM

Madison Bumgarner tossed a complete game gem in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Padres, striking out 11 and limiting San Diego to just five hits.

This was Mad-Bum's first complete game and second double-digit strikeout performance through nine starts. He shut out the Padres over eight innings before Matt Kemp played spoiler in the ninth when he hit a solo moonshot to prevent his squad from being blanked. That served as cosmetic window dressing and nothing more. Bumgarner will carry a 2.45 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 71/18 K/BB ratio (58 2/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a nationally televised Sunday night home showdown with the Cubs.
May 18 - 1:34 AM

Madison Bumgarner pitched well in a Wednesday no-decision against the Blue Jays, firing 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

Bumgarner allowed just three hits while striking out five. Just about the only sour note on his afternoon came in the form of the walk. He issued four free passes, the most he has handed out in a start since Opening Day. The ace southpaw has pitched to a 2.72 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 60/18 K/BB ratio across 49 2/3 innings. He has bumped up his K/9 each of the last three seasons and entered action on Wednesday whiffing 11.5 per nine. That mark would stand as the best of his career if the season ended today. Bumgarner will hit the road to do battle with the Padres in his next scheduled start.
May 11 - 8:23 PM

Madison Bumgarner allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 7 1/3 innings and struck out 10 in a win over the Rockies on Friday.

Bumgarner gave up four runs in the second, but he was very strong over the rest of the night. It's his first 10-strikeout game of the year. He's fanned 55 in 43 innings on the season.
May 7 - 1:06 AM

Madison Bumgarner fired six shutout innings in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Mets.

Nice work by Bumgarner, who scattered six hits, struck out seven and walked three over the course of his time on the mound. While he has pitched inconsistently in places through his first six starts, Mad-Bum still holds a 3.03 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 45/13 K/BB ratio. If he can move that WHIP closer to his career mark of 1.12, it would almost certainly help to ease some of the ups and downs he has experienced thus far. A home start against the Rockies shows next on his schedule.
May 1 - 4:47 PM

Madison Bumgarner yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out nine in a defeat of the Padres on Monday.

Bumgarner has fanned a whopping 38 batters in 29 2/3 innings to date. It's not helping him work deep into games; he's finished seven innings once in five starts and he's yet to pitch into the eighth. Fortunately, the Giants have a strong bullpen to preserve those leads when he departs.
Apr 26 - 2:15 AM

Madison Bumgarner took a tough loss Wednesday after allowing two runs over seven innings versus the Diamondbacks.

Bumgarner didn't make many mistakes in this one, but the 0-2 fastball that Welington Castillo drilled for a two-run homer in the seventh qualified as a big one. It was still the best he's looked so far this year, even if he fell to 1-2. He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out eight.
Apr 21 - 1:29 AM

Madison Bumgarner was charged with seven runs -- four earned -- in five-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Dodgers.

The Giants committed three errors behind Bumgarner, two of them by Kelby Tomlinson, who was making a rare appearance at shortstop with Brandon Crawford hurting. Bumgarner's other problem was Enrique Hernandez, who homered twice and doubled off him. If only Crawford had been in the field and Hernandez had been on the bench, it could have been a much different night for Bumgarner. He finished up with seven strikeouts and one walk in the outing.
Apr 16 - 2:43 AM

Madison Bumgarner fired six innings of one-run ball Saturday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

He also slugged a solo shot off Clayton Kershaw in the bottom of the second inning -- Bumgarner's second career home run against the Dodgers ace. Bumgarner struck out eight, issued just one walk, and scattered six hits -- three of them singles. He left the game with the Giants leading, but closer Santiago Casilla blew the save in the ninth and Los Angeles wound up winning in extras. Bumgarner will take on the Dodgers again next week.
Apr 9 - 8:15 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Ramiro Pena
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Jarrett Parker
CF1Denard Span
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Jake Peavy
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Javier Lopez
4Hunter Strickland
5George Kontos
6Josh Osich
7Cory Gearrin
8Derek Law
9Chris Stratton