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Madison Bumgarner | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 fell to 12-8 in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on nine hits over five innings.
Bumgarner has now surrendered nine runs over his last 10 innings in what has been something of a miniature slump. On Tuesday, the Dodgers burned him for solitary runs in each of the first three innings before knocking him out after scoring two runs in the fifth. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned, here, as Bumgarner still holds a 2.44 ERA and 1.05 WHIP for the season. He will look to rebound in a home start against the Braves next time out. Aug 24 - 2:23 AM

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Madison Bumgarner was victimized by a Justin Ruggiano grand slam in Thursday's win over the Mets.

Bumgarner managed just five innings in the contest, scattering six hits while walking three and striking out six. He ran into trouble in the fourth inning, loading the bases before Justin Ruggiano unloaded them with a grand slam. Mad-Bum didn't allow another run in the game and he received more than enough offensive support -- and whacked a two-run homer to help his own cause -- to pick up the win. This wasn't his sharpest performance, but he will carry a smooth 2.25 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 195/46 K/BB ratio (175 2/3 innings) into a road date with the rival Dodgers next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 19 - 1:50 AM

Madison Bumgarner struck out eight batters in seven scoreless innings to beat the Orioles 6-2 on Saturday.

He yielded three hits and three walks but no runs. His record improves to 11-7 but he deserves better as his 2.11 ERA proves. His 189 strikeouts in 170 2/3 innings rank third in the majors. He has been a consistently dominant pitcher every single year since he broke into the league in 2009.
Aug 14 - 12:59 AM

Madison Bumgarner fell to 10-7 despite tossing an eight-inning complete game with one run allowed in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Nationals.

Mad-Bum was brilliant in this one, but he surrendered a seventh-inning solo home run to Wilson Ramos and that one mistake was enough to saddle him with the loss against Tanner Roark and friends. The ace southpaw allowed just one other hit on the afternoon, a double by Anthony Rendon. He finished the game with seven strikeouts against two walks. Bumgarner will try to return to his winning ways when he carries his 2.20 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 181/40 K/BB (163 2/3 innings) into a home showdown with the Orioles next time out.
Aug 7 - 6:02 PM

Madison Bumgarner had a rare clunker Tuesday, getting pelted for eight runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits and two walks over five innings in a loss to the Phillies.

Yuck. What looked like such a promising matchup turned out to be anything but that, as MadBum served up a pair of home runs and had trouble avoiding the barrel of the bat all night. He'll try to wipe this one from his memory and bounce back this weekend against the Nationals.
Aug 2 - 10:45 PM

Madison Bumgarner was stupendous in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Reds, striking out nine and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight innings.

Bumgarner won't lose many pitching duels, but Reds starter Dan Straily was just a touch better than him in this one. It was a fine start nonetheless. Tucker Barnhart pushed across a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and Jay Bruce burned Mad-Bum with a solo homer in the seventh. Otherwise, the ace southpaw kept the scoreboard clean. He will carry a sharp 2.09 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 170/36 K/BB ratio (150 2/3 innings) into a road date with the Phillies next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 27 - 6:37 PM

Madison Bumgarner is now represented by the Legacy Agency.

Bumgarner left Relativity for Excel Sports Management earlier this year, but now he has switched representation again. The southpaw is under contract through 2017 with a pair of affordable club options for 2018 and 2019, so this is a move with a look toward the future.
Jul 26 - 10:12 AM

Madison Bumgarner yielded two runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Bumgarner didn’t appear long for this one early on, as he needed 47 pitches to get through the first two innings, but he settled down from there. He ultimately threw 115 pitches on a sweaty night in the Bronx. The southpaw struck out six and walked three and has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in 16 out of his 21 starts this season. He’ll bring a 2.14 ERA into a start against the Reds next week.
Jul 22 - 11:20 PM

Madison Bumgarner came within five outs of his first career no-hitter on Sunday, matching a career-best with 14 strikeouts over nine innings of shutout baseball.

Bumgarner, who has never thrown a no-hitter at any level, had a noticeably dejected look on his face after Lamb's single. While he didn't complete the masterpiece, he did record his first shutout of the 2016 campaign and sixth of his career, allowing just one hit and a walk in the process. He was remarkably efficient as well, needing just 117 pitches to complete the ballgame. He finishes a terrific first half with a 10-4 record, 1.94 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 146/32 K/BB ratio over 129 2/3 innings.
Jul 10 - 11:09 PM

Despite tossing six shutout innings, Madison Bumgarner was forced to take a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies.

Bumgarner walked just two on the evening, but he threw only 57 of his 96 pitches for strikes. The inefficiency made for a relatively short outing. He would have picked up the win regardless -- the Giants held a 2-0 lead after five innings -- but the Rockies scored four runs in the seventh to prevent Mad-Bum from improving to 10-4. Through 18 starts (120 2/3 innings), the ace southpaw holds a 2.09 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 132/31 K/BB ratio. He is set for a home start against the Diamondbacks on Sunday before he heads out to San Diego for All-Star Game festivities.
Jul 6 - 1:53 AM

Madison Bumgarner posted a rare misstep of a start in Thursday's 12-6 win over the A's, allowing four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Bumgarner made headlines before the game, as the Giants became the first team to forego the DH since 1976, allowing the southpaw ace to take his hacks. He doubled in his first at-bat for his lone hit of the game. Bumgarner finished 1-for-4 at the dish. As for the pitching side of things (he does that, too), not so hot. At least by his lofty standards. A sign of his dominance, the four earned runs on Thursday were the most he has yielded in 17 starts. He will carry a 2.20 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 126/29 K/BB ratio into a home start against the Rockies. As the schedule stands right now, that would be his last start before the All-Star Break.
Jul 1 - 1:53 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
LF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Mac Williamson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Jake Peavy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Hunter Strickland
4Will Smith
5Javier Lopez
6George Kontos
7Josh Osich
8Cory Gearrin
9Derek Law