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40 Madison Bumgarner SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/235 | Birthdate: 8/1/1989 | Birthplace: Hickory, NC | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $916,667 | Owned/Started%: 97/89 | Average Draft Position: 17.72
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Madison Bumgarner fans 11 in Giants' minor league game


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Madison Bumgarner through six scoreless innings in a minor league game for the Giants on Friday.

Bumgarner struck out 11 and allowed just two hits. 

"I feel good about it," Bumgarner said, per MLB.com's William Boor. "I made a lot of good pitches today. There weren't that many that were bad I felt like. I felt dang good about it."


Giants P Madison Bumgarner in regular-season form


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Giants ace Madison Bumgarner racked up another impressive spring start Sunday, allowing just one hit and retiring the final 16 Angels he faced. 

The only hit Bumgarner allowed was a solo home run by Albert Pujols. After that, Bumgarner was pretty much untouchable in his quest to get ready for Opening Day, according to MLB.com.

"It's just about getting ready for the 2015 season," Bumgarner said. "It's not about how good you are or how bad you are in spring training. It's just about getting ready."


Giants' Madison Bumgarner 'pretty close' to being ready for opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner said after Tuesday's outing that he "felt pretty close" to being ready for the start of the regular season, MLB.com reports.

Bumgarner faced the Diamondbacks Tuesday, and with the ace scheduled to see the same opponent on Opening Day, the team limited him to two innings on the mound before having him finish his work in the bullpen, where the pitcher said he "kept the same intensity."

"I was pretty happy with everything today," Bumgarner said.

Bumgarner allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk in two innings while striking out three Tuesday. His only damage came on a second-inning home run by Diamondbacks third baseman Brandon Drury.


Giants' Bumgarner on curveball: 'It's not quite there yet'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner said after Thursday's Cactus League start that he still has work to do with his curveball, MLB.com reports.

"It's not quite there yet," he said. "That's one I'd like to have that coming a little better. It's not far off. It's better than it's ever been this early."

Bumgarner surrendered two runs (one earned) on three hits in 2 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 7-4 win over the White Sox. It was both his longest start in three outings and the one with fewest earned runs allowed as the ace rounds into form.

"Everything felt really, really good today," Bumgarner said.

Bumgarner is on track to pitch in the team's regular-season opener April 6.


Giants' Madison Bumgarner allows four runs in first spring start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner surrendered four earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Tuesday in his first start of the spring but said he was unconcerned with his numbers this early, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

"I'm not wanting to give up hits and runs, but that's not my main concern," Bumgarner said. "If I can go through everything feeling good and getting outs, obviously that's much better, but right now it's about getting ready."

Bumgarner said more important is "getting your body back into the rhythm of pitching, facing competition and making pitches."

Bumgarner's last action came in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series.


Giants' Jake Peavy to start Wednesday for Giants


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Following Madison Bumgarner's exhibition start on Tuesday, the Giants will go with Jake Peavy to start Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, manager Bruce Bochy announced via MLB.com

Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Thursday against the Cubs and Yusmeiro Petit will go Friday against the Rangers. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner to take the ball on Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner will take the ball when the team opens spring games on Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

While Bumgarner will start the game, he's only expected to throw one inning. "I'm looking forward to getting out there, facing some hitters and getting back into competition at game speed, playing baseball," Bumgarner said. "But right now, it's just about making sure you're ready to compete whenever the season starts."

Bumgarner is also expected to start for the team on opening day once the regular season begins. He posted a 2.98 ERA over 217 1/3 innings last year.


Giants' Madison Bumgarner caps World Series with save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner capped off his dominant postseason run with a five inning save in Game 7 of the World Series.

Bumgarner came on in relief and was masterful. Pitching on just two days rest, Bumgarner was able to go five innings, giving up just two hits. He struck out four while throwing 68 pitches. Though Bumgarner wasn't technically the pitcher of record, the official scorer decided to give him the win. The ruling was later changed to give Bumgarner the save and Jeremy Affeldt the win. Bumgarner was named World Series MVP for his performance. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner could go 50-60 pitches Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner could throw between 50 and 60 pitches Wednesday, according to HardballTalk. 

Bumgarner won't get the start, but is expected to be used in relief in the team needs him. It's his normal day for a side session, and Bumgarner typically throws about 50 pitches on those days. Bumgarner has been fantastic during the postseason. He tossed a complete game shutout against Kansas City in his last start. 


Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) The Giants will not start Madison Bumgarner on short rest for Game 4.

Manager Bruce Bochy admitted he was considering giving Bumgarner the start prior to Game 3, but changed his mind following the game. Bumgarner has thrown a combined 256 innings between the regular season and the postseason, and there's a chance the team didn't want to push him any further, especially on short rest. San Francisco will throw Ryan Vogelsong, as originally planned.


Giants will consider Madison Bumgarner for Game 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) The Giants will consider Madison Bumgarner on short rest for Game 4, according to CSN.

As of right now, the team is planning to start Ryan Vogelsong. But if the Giants lose Game 3, there's a chance Bumgarner would get the nod on short rest. Bumgarner allowed one run in the team's Game 1 victory. 


Madison Bumgarner allows one run in Giants' Game 1 World Series win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner earned a win in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out five in his team's 7-1 victory over the Royals.

Bumgarner (3-1) continued to look excellent fresh off winning the NLCS MVP award. He fired six scoreless innings and was up 7-0 before surrendering a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh. Bumgarner has delivered a 1.40 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 33:6 K:BB ratio in 38 2/3 postseason innings spanning five starts. He'll get the ball in Game 5 Sunday if the Royals can avoid a sweep. Game 2 is set for Wednesday in Kansas City.


Giants announce World Series rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy will maintain his current rotation for the World Series, which means Madison Bumgarner and Jake Peavy will start Games 1 and 2 in Kansas City, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Saturday. Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Games 3 and 4 at home.

Bochy is also expected to keep veteran Tim Lincecum on the roster. Lincecum has yet to make an appearance this postseason for San Francisco.


Giants Madison Bumgarner goes eight innings Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/16/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner worked eight strong innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

Bumgarner allowed three runs on five hits, struck out five and walked two. Bumgarner gave up his first run in the third inning. After putting two men on base via the walk, Bumgarner allowed an RBI double to Jon Jay. The following frame, Bumgarner was hurt by the long ball when Matt Adams and Tony Cruz touched him for solo shots to give the Cardinals the lead. Bumgarner would settle in over the next four innings before being pulled after eight. He did not factor into the decision. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner masterful Saturday against Cards


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/11/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner turned in a fantastic performance against the Cardinals Saturday.

Bumgarner allowed four hits over 7 2/3 shutout innings. He struck out seven and walked one during the outing. Bumgarner has been fantastic during the postseason, setting a record of 25 straight scoreless innings on the road. He only had one dangerous inning, putting two men on in the seventh. Bumgarner was able to work out of the jam, picking up a groundout and strikeout to end the threat. Bumgarner was able to pick up the win for his efforts. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner to start Game 1 of NLCS


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Wednesday that pitcher Madison Bumgarner will draw the start Saturday in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Cardinals, ESPN reports.

Bumgarner struck out 10 while delivering a complete-game shutout over the Pirates in the Wild Card round then took a loss in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals despite allowing only two earned runs in seven innings. Bumgarner will likely be followed by Jake Peavy in Game 2 and Tim Hudson in Game 3.


Giants' Madison Bumgarner can't solve Nationals in Game 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner turned in a quality start in a losing effort in Game 3 of the National League Division Series at home against the Nationals on Monday.

Bumgarner permitted three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and one walk while striking out six over seven innings of a 4-1 defeat. Of his 92 pitches, 62 were strikes. Over his first two starts this postseason covering 16 innings, Bumgarner has allowed only two earned runs. The Giants are still one win away from advancing, so his next start could come in the NLCS against the Cardinals of Dodgers.


Jake Peavy to start NLDS series opener for Giants


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday veteran Jake Peavy will start the NLDS series opener at Washington. Bochy also said Tim Hudson will start Game 2 and Madison Bumgarner will start the third game.

Madison Bumgarner goes distance in wild-card win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/1/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner dominated wire to wire in Wednesday's wild-card win, giving up just four hits and one walk in nine shutout innings and striking out 10 in his team's 8-0 victory over the Pirates.

Bumgarner (1-0) delivered in the winner-take-all contest, tossing 79 of his 109 pitches for strikes and keeping the Pirates at bay while the offense came through with a big performance, including a fourth-inning grand slam that broke a scoreless tie. Bumgarner has a date with the Nationals for Game 3 of the National League Division Series Monday when the series heads to San Francisco. Including Wednesday's wild-card game, the Giants have won all seven postseason series in which Bumgarner has pitched.


Madison Bumgarner to start Wild Card game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been officially named the starter for Wednesday's Wild Card game, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Madison Bumgarner serves up three blasts in loss Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner took a loss Tuesday, allowing four earned runs on six hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Dodgers.

Bumgarner (18-10) took his first loss since Aug. 8 thanks to three home runs by the Dodgers. The starter dominated from the second inning through the seventh, but he gave up two blasts in the first inning to fall behind 3-0 before surrendering another in the eighth to give the Dodgers an insurance run. Bumgarner owns a 2.98 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 219:43 K:BB ratio in 217 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to close the season out Sunday against the Padres but could be held for the one-game Wild Card round.


Madison Bumgarner strikes out six in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six in his team's 4-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Bumgarner wasn't able to pick up win No. 19 after earning wins in his last five starts despite delivering his ninth straight quality start. He's currently scheduled to make two more starts, beginning with Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, so he still has a chance at reaching the 20-win mark. Bumgarner owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 214:43 K:BB ratio in 210 innings.


Madison Bumgarner Ks nine, twirls seven innings of three-hit ball


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner twirled a gem Friday night at home against the Dodgers, scattering three hits over seven scoreless innings to improve to 18-9 on the year. He struck out nine and walked two in a 9-0 defeat.

Over his last four starts covering 28 innings, Bumgarner has allowed four earned runs. He has won five consecutive decisions. He owns a 2.91 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 31 starts (204 innings). His next start will come Wednesday at Arizona.

Madison Bumgarner twirls a gem at home vs. Brewers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner twirled a gem on Sunday against the Brewers, improving to 16-9 on the year. The left-hander permitted one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven over seven innings of work.

Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Bumgarner has allowed only one earned run. He owns a 2.97 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 29 starts (191 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at Detroit.

Madison Bumgarner near perfect in win vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner earned a win Tuesday, giving up one hit and no walks and racking up 13 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout in his team's 3-0 victory over the Rockies.

Bumgarner (15-9) took a perfect game into the eighth inning before surrendering a leadoff double to Justin Morneau. He was then able to retire the final six batters he faced to complete the near-perfect game. Bumgarner owns a 3.02 ERA and 192:38 K:BB ratio in 185 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Sunday.