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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: 7 | Salary: $916,667 | Owned/Started%: 98/88 | Average Draft Position: 17.81
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Giants SP Madison Bumgarner does not surrender a run Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner did not allow a run over 6 1/3 innings of work during Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

Bumgarner scattered seven hits during the game while striking out six batters and walking two. The two walks matched his season high. He was able to lower his ERA to 2.84 and he received his fifth win of the season for his effort. He also hit his first home run of the season in third inning off Clayton Kershaw.

Bumgarner has not given up more than three runs in six-consecutive starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Tuesday at Milwaukee.


Giants P Madison Bumgarner picks up win in Friday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner earned his fourth win of the season during Friday's 10-2 win over the Reds.

Bumgarner allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings of work. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. Bumgarner allowed solo home runs to Zack Cozart in the first inning and Billy Hamilton in the fifth. He lowered his ERA to 3.20.

Bumgarner has pitched at least seven innings in three of his last four starts. His next expected start is set for Thursday against the Dodgers.


Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner merely mediocre in Saturday loss


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The good news for Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is that he struck out a season-high 10 in just five innings Saturday night - including Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton three times.

The bad news is that he is now 3-2.

The defeat came courtesy of a terrible fourth inning in which Bumgarner yielded all three of his runs on a Marcell Ozuna homer and doubles by Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria. He pitched shutout ball in his other four innings, but it took him a whopping 99 pitches to get through it.

Bumgarner, who raised his ERA to 3.30 in his worst outing since April 16, is set to make his next start Friday against host Cincinnati.


Giants P Madison Bumgarner helps shut out Padres


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitched a scoreless 7 1/3 innings during Monday night's 2-0 victory over the Padres. 

This is the first time all season that Bumgarner has gone through his time in a game without allowing an earned run. The superb outing drops his ERA to 3.03 of the season. He's now 3-1 for the season. 

Bumgarner only allowed two hits against the Padres and had a no-hitter through six innings. He struck out six batters and walked one. 

Bumgarner's next start is projected for Saturday against the Marlins. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner gets the best out of Kershaw, Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner clashed with Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers for the second time in six days, collecting his second win of the season Tuesday night.

Bumgarner (2-1) went eight innings strong, holding Los Angeles to one run on five hits and one walk while striking out nine in a 2-1 victory. Howie Kendrick scored Los Angeles' only run of the night on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning.

Bumgarner won his first decision since Opening Day. Over his last two meetings against the Dodgers' ace, Bumgarner has allowed only three earned runs over 14 1/3 innings. He owns a 3.73 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 26:5 K:BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings. He'll look for win No. 3 Monday at home vs. San Diego.


Giants' Madison Bumgarner gives up two runs vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out six but didn't factor into the decision in his team's 3-2 win over the Dodgers Wednesday.

Bumgarner blanked the Dodgers for six innings before surrendering a two-run homer to Alex Guerrero in the seventh. The Giants were still able to secure the victory thanks to a walkoff sacrifice fly by Joe Panik in the bottom of the ninth.

Bumgarner owns a 4.63 ERA and 17:4 K:BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. He'll get a rematch with the Dodgers Monday.


Giants' Bumgarner gives up four runs, two home runs Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner surrendered four earned runs on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four but didn't factor into the decision in his team's 7-6 loss in extra innings to the Diamondbacks Thursday.

Bumgarner surrendered two home runs in the game, with Mark Trumbo hitting a solo shot in the second inning and Paul Goldschmidt slugging a three-run homer in the fifth to put Bumgarner in line for the loss, but the Giants were able to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. He hadn't allowed a home run in either of his first two starts of the season.

Bumgarner owns a 5.29 ERA and 11:2 K:BB ratio in 17 innings going into Wednesday's scheduled start against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.


History against D-Backs working in Madison Bumgarner's favor


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) The Giants kick off a four-game series with the Diamondbacks on Thursday, with ace Madison Bumgarner taking the hill in the series opener. The World Series hero is looking to rebound Thursday following a loss in his last outing against the Padres, as he allowed five runs on 10 hits in three innings.

Facing the Diamondbacks could be the perfect remedy for Bumgarner since he has had a lot of success against the NL West foe. In his career, he is 7-4 with a 2.61 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in 19 appearances (18 starts) against Arizona. Since 2013, he is 4-1 with a 1.70 ERA, 52 strikeouts and 13 walks in 10 starts.

Bumgarner started Opening Day against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on six hits and one walk in seven innings. He struck out three and hit two batters.

The Giants are favored (-164) in Thursday's matchup.


Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner last just three innings Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner struggled in his start Saturday against the Padres. Bumgarner allowed five runs on 10 hits in just three innings of work in San Francisco's 10-2 loss. 

Bumgarner, who also added four strikeouts, got touched up for two runs in the first inning on three singles and a Matt Kemp double. Then in the third, Bumgarner allowed five singles, four consecutively, leading to three more runs.

"I was a little off. I got a little side to side and out of my delivery and I was just battling to put pitches where I wanted to. I just wasn't very effective," Bumgarner said to Mercury News. "I've got to get that squared away. I don't think it'll take a lot. I looked at video and it shouldn’t be a difficult fix.

"Everything kind of flattened out a little bit. You lose some of your crispness on pitches, if that’s a word I can use. That’s part of pitching: you’ve got to keep on top of it. It cost us tonight. I can’t afford to have sloppy little mental mistakes. I’ve got to give us a chance to win."

His ERA bounced up to 5.40 on the season. He will look to bounce back Thursday against the Diamondbacks.


Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner allows one run in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner went seven strong innings in Monday's 5-4 win over the Diamondbacks. He allowed just one run on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

Bumgarner didn't allow a runner past second until the third inning when Mark Trumbo tripled to center, bringing Ender Inciarte home. He finished with a 1.29 ERA.

Bumgarner will look to keep things rolling Saturday against the Padres.


Giants left fielder Norichika Aoki batting lead off Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) The Giants Opening Day lineup will go left fielder Norichika Aoki, second baseman Joe Panik, center fielder Angel Pagan, catcher Buster Posey, first baseman Brandon Belt, third baseman Casey McGehee, shortstop Brandon Crawford, right fielder Gregor Blanco and pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

It was uncertain where Aoki would be slotted in the lineup with manager Bruce Bochy experimenting with him leading off during spring training.


Giants' Bumgarner tosses four one-run innings in spring finale


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner allowed just one earned run on five hits in four innings while striking out four and walking none in his team's 5-2 win over the Indians Wednesday.

Bumgarner has given up plenty of runs this spring but closes the Cactus League season on a fine note. He posted a 4.91 ERA and 18:1 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings this spring. Bumgarner's next start will come on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks Monday.


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.