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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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Madison Bumgarner will start the Giants' Cactus League opener against the Athletics on Tuesday.
The World Series MVP will head back to work, looking to improve upon a terrific 2014 campaign where he posted an 18-10 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 219/43 K/BB ratio over 217 1/3 innings. While the large workload that he shouldered in the postseason is mildly concerning, the 25-year-old hurler should still be one of the top seven starting pitchers selected in fantasy drafts. Feb 28 - 2:44 PM

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Madison Bumgarner was named World Series MVP and set a postseason record for innings pitched along the way, tossing five scoreless innings in relief and earning the win in the Giants' Game 7 victory Wednesday.

The left-hander finished 3-0 in the World Series with the win. The previous record for innings pitched in a single postseason was 48 1/3 innings, so Bumgarner's 52 2/3 innings smashed that record with relative ease. That he gave up just six runs in the entire postseason, and just one in 21 World Series innings, was icing on the cake. Bumgarner won his first World Series MVP award on the heels of his first NLCS MVP award, and the ring was his third in five full seasons. The scariest part is that, at 25 years old, he may still be getting better as a pitcher.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Wednesday evening that Madison Bumgarner could throw 50-60 pitches of relief in Game 7 of the World Series.

Bochy noted that it's Bumgarner's normal side session day and that the young left-hander typically throws around 50 pitches in those workouts. Tim Hudson will start Game 7 on Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium, but Bochy could opt for a quick hook at the first sign of trouble. Bumgarner dominated the Royals in Games 1 and 5.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that he prefers to hold Madison Bumgarner out of Game 6 in order to have him available for 2-3 innings in a potential Game 7.

Bochy said that Bumgarner could pitch Tuesday if the club needs "a really big out," but we have a better chance of seeing him Wednesday if the series is extended. Bumgarner threw 117 pitches in Sunday's shutout, but it's all hands on deck as the Giants shoot for their third World Series title in five years.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 07:44:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy didn't rule out using Madison Bumgarner in relief during Tuesday's Game 6 of the World Series.

Bumgarner threw 117 pitches in Sunday's shutout, but he'll sit in the bullpen with the rest of the relievers on Tuesday just in case. "Hopefully we don’t need him," Bochy said. "Hopefully we can get this done without him tonight. … If we need a big out, a really big out, we would use him." While MadBum's usage in Game 6 is likely a long shot, there's probably a decent chance he could be used for an inning or two in Game 7, if there is one.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Madison Bumgarner absolutely dominated the Royals in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, scattering just four hits over nine shutout innings of work.

The All-Star southpaw punched out eight on the evening without issuing a free pass, needing 117 pitches to complete his masterpiece. He got better as the game progressed, retiring the final nine hitters that he faced and 14 of the final 15. The only thing he didn’t do well on the night was swing the bat, finishing 0-for-4 at the dish. He has been phenomenal this postseason, compiling a 4-1 record, 1.13 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 41/6 K/BB ratio over 46 2/3 innings. The Giants will pass the ball now to Jake Peavy as they attempt to close out the Royals in Game 6 and secure their third title in the past five seasons.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 11:22:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 05:04:00 PM

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.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 11:55:00 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.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 05:28:00 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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:02:00 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.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 11:34:00 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.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 05:09:00 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.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:09:00 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.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 08:19:00 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.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 11:26:00 PM

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