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Madison Bumgarner | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that the team has discussed the possibility of starting Madison Bumgarner in Game 4 of the World Series on short rest if they lose Game 3.
That would also possibly put him in line to start Game 7, which would also be on short rest. However, Bochy said that Ryan Vogelsong is still slated to get the ball in Game 4 "right now." We'll see if the plans change should San Francisco drop Game 3 on Friday. Oct 24 - 5:04 PM

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Madison Bumgarner was a beast again Tuesday, holding the Royals to one run over seven excellent frames in a 7-1 World Series Game 1 victory.

He struck out five, walked one and allowed just three hits, with Salvador Perez’s solo homer in the seventh inning representing the only blemish on his record. The Royals were only able to muster one rally versus Bumgarner, and that was in the third inning after Brandon Crawford booted a ball to start the frame. MadBum wound up pitching out of that inning with a couple strikeouts and a groundout. Perez’s homer is the only run Bumgarner has allowed in the World Series in 22 career innings. He’ll get the ball again in Game 5, assuming the series lasts that long.
Oct 21 - 11:55 PM

Madison Bumgarner will start Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series for the Giants.

Bumgarner finished off the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLCS Thursday, so he'll be on regular rest for Tuesday's Game 1. The southpaw is 2-1 in four starts this postseason, and he owns a 2.67 ERA in 67 1/3 career postseason innings. He'll be opposed by James Shields for the Royals.
Oct 18 - 5:28 PM

Madison Bumgarner was named the NLCS MVP after holding the Cardinals to three runs over eight frames in Thursday's 6-3 victory.

Bumgarner wasn't as sharp as he was in Game 1, as his command was a bit off at times and he served up a couple home runs. However, he still managed to go eight innings and kept his team in the game long enough for the offense to put four runs on the board late. Bumgarner, 25, now boasts a 2.67 ERA across 67 1/3 career postseason innings. The Giants can, and almost surely will, use him on regular rest in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.
Oct 17 - 12:02 AM

Madison Bumgarner threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Giants shut out the Cardinals 3-0 in Saturday's NLCS Game 1 win.

Bumgarner continued carving up his competition this postseason, giving up just four hits and a walk while striking out seven in the start. He barely had to work until the seventh inning, when the Cardinals got two runners on to bring the tying run to the plate. Bumgarner responded by striking out pinch-hitter Tony Cruz to end the threat. He's now allowed just two earned runs over 23 2/3 innings in October.
Oct 11 - 11:34 PM

Madison Bumgarner will start NLCS Game 1 against the Cardinals on Saturday night in St. Louis.

Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans confirmed that decision Wednesday to MLB Network Radio. Bumgarner was fantastic in the Giants' Wild Card Game victory over the Pirates on October 1 and was good again in Game 3 of the NLDS on October 6 versus the Nationals. He'll face off against Cards ace Adam Wainwright to kick off the Championship Series.
Oct 8 - 5:09 PM

Madison Bumgarner or Jake Peavy are likely to start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Bumgarner last pitched on Monday while Peavy last pitched last Friday, so both pitchers would be on regular (and extra rest in Peavy's case) for the assignment. We'd expect Bumgarner to ultimately get the call.
Oct 8 - 9:09 AM

Madison Bumgarner was charged with three runs -- two earned -- over seven innings in Monday's loss to the Nationals.

MadBum cruised through the first six frames, extending his postseason scoreless streak to 22 innings. However, he ran into trouble in the seventh with an Ian Desmond leadoff single and then a walk to Bryce Harper. Wilson Ramos then tried to move the runners over with a sac bunt, but Bumgarner threw wild to third base in an attempt to get the lead runner. Both Desmond and Harper scored on the play and then Asdrubal Cabrera added another tally with an RBI single. MadBum will start Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday if the Giants advance.
Oct 6 - 8:19 PM

Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in a complete-game, 8-0 shutout of the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game Wednesday.

Bumgarner didn't need to be dominant, but he was anyway. The left-hander gave up just four hits, all singles, and walked one, using 109 pitches to get through the game. October baseball is becoming old hat for Bumgarner at this point, as the 25-year-old already has seven postseason starts in his career. Bumgarner is on track to make the start for the Giants in NLDS Game 3 against the Nationals.
Oct 1 - 11:26 PM

Madison Bumgarner has been named the Giants' starter for next week's National League Wild Card game.

Bumgarner's next turn was slated to come up Sunday, but the Giants, not surprisingly, will hold him back for Wednesday's win-or-go-home game. "You've gotta love it," Bumgarner said about having that kind of pressure on his shoulders. "If you don't want a game like that, you're in the wrong business." The Giants have yet to name a replacement for Sunday's game, but Tim Lincecum is an option.
Sep 26 - 9:10 AM

Madison Bumgarner gave up four runs over 7 1/3 innings to the Dodgers in Tuesday's loss.

Bumgarner homered in the third inning of the game and was allowed to bat for himself in the eighth inning, having already thrown 108 pitches. He struck out, and then gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the bottom half of the frame. Still, Bumgarner pitched well again at Chavez Ravine, where he entered 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA in career starts. Bumgarner has been on a serious roll since the beginning of August. He struck out five tonight to reset the Giants' record for most strikeouts in a season by a left-hander again. He now owns a 2.94 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 219/43 K/BB ratio in 217 innings this season. Bumgarner is scheduled to close out the season on Sunday in a home matchup against the Padres.
Sep 24 - 1:02 AM

Madison Bumgarner held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

San Francisco won the game in the top of the ninth inning on a pinch-hit two-run single from Matt Duffy. Bumgarner gave up seven hits and two walks, but he kept the D'Backs from inflicting serious damage over his six frames. He struck out six, and now owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 214/43 K/BB ratio in 210 innings this season. A hugely-important road start against the rival Dodgers is next.
Sep 17 - 7:19 PM

Madison Bumgarner shut out the Dodgers for seven innings in the Giants' 9-0 drubbing Friday.

Bumgarner struck out nine to up his season total to 208, the most by a left-hander in Giants history. He's won each of his last five starts, and he's 18-9 with a 2.91 ERA for the season. With the victory, the Giants are now just two games back of the Dodgers in the NL West.
Sep 13 - 2:22 AM

Madison Bumgarner defeated the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday despite not recording a strikeout for the first time in his major league career.

The All-Star left-hander allowed three runs on 10 hits in his six innings of work. He also didn’t walk a batter on the afternoon. All of the damage against him came via the longball, with Miguel Cabrera launching a two-run homer in the first inning and Victor Martinez tacking on a solo shot in the third. He’ll head into a critical matchup against the Dodgers on Friday with a 17-9 record, 3.02 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 199/39 K/BB ratio over his 197 innings on the season.
Sep 6 - 4:22 PM

Madison Bumgarner held the Brewers to one run over six innings in Sunday's win.

Bumgarner gave up just five hits and a walk, striking out seven on the day. He was better than he needed to be, as the Giants scored 15 runs in support. The 25-year-old has now won three straight and is 16-9 on the year. He'll take a 2.97 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 199/39 K/BB ratio into an interleague tilt with the Tigers in Detroit on Saturday.
Aug 31 - 9:25 PM

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