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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%: 98/90 | Average Draft Position: 17.83
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Giants SP Madison Bumgarner cruises to eighth victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 strong innings Sunday to power the Giants past the Rockies to earn his eighth win of the season, in addition to crossing the 1,000 strikeout barrier. 

Bumgarner gave up two runs on a first-inning homer by Nolan Arenado, but settled down after that, scattering five hits while striking out eight and walking just two. 

The Giants ace, who hasn't allowed more than two runs in each of his last four starts, ended a modest two-game losing streak to improve to 8-4 and lowered his ERA to 2.99. For good measure, Bumgarner cracked his eighth career home run, and his second of the season, in the seventh inning. 


Giants' Madison Bumgarner gives up two runs in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Giants starter Madison Bumgarner gave up just two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a hard-luck no-decision on Tuesday. 

Bumgarner left with the score tied at two. He gave up just five hits, walked one and struck out a career-high 14. 

Despite allowing two runs or less and pitching more than seven innings in each of his last three starts, Bumgarner has not won since June 6.

"It’s a shame," manager Bruce Bochy said, per the San Francisco Chronicle. "You look at the last three starts, the way he’s pitched, and we couldn’t win any of them."

Bumgarner's next start is Sunday, against Colorado. 


Giants SP Madison Bumgarner superb in loss on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was excellent in a tough-luck loss on Wednesday. The left-hander went the distance, throwing eight innings in the 2-0 loss to the Mariners in Seattle. Bumgarner allowed two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out nine. He threw 112 pitches, with 75 going for strikes in the gutsy effort.

The Giants's offense was unable to get anything going against Felix Hernandez, leaving Bumgarner with his fourth loss of the season. Both runs Bumgarner gave up came in the sixth inning on a pair of RBI doubles.

Bumgarner (7-4) has pitched exactly eight innings in each of his last three starts, allowing eight earned runs over that span. He'll look to snap his two-game losing streak in his next start, scheduled for Tuesday at home against the Padres.


Giants SP Madison Bumgarner takes tough-luck loss on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Giants starter Madison Bumgarner turned in an excellent performance on Friday against the Diamondbacks. Unfortunately for him, he was outdueled by Chase Anderson, as the Giants took the 1-0 loss. 

Bumgarner went eight innings, allowing just one run on nine hits. He walked three and struck out seven. The only run of the game came in the second inning thanks to an RBI single by Ender Inciarte. 

Bumgarner (7-3) will carry a 3.16 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Wednesday in Seattle.


Giants SP Madison Bumgarner shaky, but picks up 7th win


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) Madison Bumgarner wasn't at his best Saturday, but the Giants ace did enough to improve to 7-2 on the season in the Giants 7-5 victory over the Phillies. 

Bumgarner went eight innings, but tied a season-high in allowing five earned runs. He did, however, strike out a season-high 11 batters while giving up two home runs. 

"I can't throw much better and I gave up five runs," Bumgarner said. "I'll take throwing the ball that way anytime."

Bumgarner has now won four straight decisions, although his ERA did rise a tick to 3.38. 


Madison Bumgarner gives up three runs in no-decision for Giants


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2015) Giants starter Madison Bumgarner gave up three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against Atlanta on Sunday. 

Bumgarner allowed five hits and walked one, striking out six. A two-run homer in the seventh inning prevented him from leaving the game with the lead. 

"I had some balls leak over the middle," Bumgarner said to CSN Bay Area. "You can get away with them here and there, but you can't expect to against big league hitters. They're going to make you pay if you make mistakes."

Bumgarner's next start will be Saturday, at Philadelphia. 


Giants SP Madison Bumgarner improves to 6-2 Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner pitched another quality start to earn his sixth victory of the season during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

Bumgarner allowed three runs on four hits over six innings of work. He struck out three batters and walked two. His biggest mistake was a solo home run to Aramis Ramirez in the fourth inning. Bumgarner did not allow a hit through the first three innings.

Bumgarner (6-2) has now pitched at least six innings in eight of his 10 starts this season. His ERA now stands at 3.00. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday against the Braves.


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.