Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:33:12 -0800
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner is expected to be the team's ace and opening day starter this year. Some are worried about Bumgarner's heavy workload in seasons past, as he threw 217 innings last year and 53 more in the postseason. This offseason, he didn't start throwing until January. Bumgarner's teammates aren't worried about his workload, either, citing "country strong" as he generates plenty of power from his legs and midsection while pitching. He also remains efficient, averaging 15.5 to 15.9 pitches per inning in each of his five seasons. Bumgarner has also improved his first-pitch-strike percentage, as well.
Fantasy Tip: Unlike a similar pitcher that regressed significantly last year after heavy workloads (Justin Verlander), Bumgarner is much younger at 25. He's also shown the ability to increase his workload drastically earlier in his career in the jump to the majors. Sure, there is some risk there, but until he shows us any differently, Bumgarner should be viewed as a top-tier fantasy ace.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:24:39 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner was credited with the save, and not the win, in Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 29. He threw five shutout innings of relief after RP Jeremy Affeldt was credited with the win after going 2 1/3 innings of relief. Bumgarner's save became the longest in World Series history, with the previous longest coming in Game 6 for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:22:45 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner came on in relief in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, against the Kansas City Royals. He worked five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with four strikeouts, throwing 68 pitches on just two days' rest. He picked up the victory in relief, finishing the World Series 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA, winning World Series MVP honors.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:21:54 -0700
The San Francisco Giants won 3-2 in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 29, against the Kansas City Royals. SP Madison Bumgarner allowed just two hits with no walks and four strikeouts in five scoreless innings of relief, tossing 68 pitches on just two days' rest. The Giants have won three World Series titles in the past five years.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:14:16 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner, who tossed a four-hit shutout over the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series over the weekend, said he will be available to pitch in relief if needed in Game 6 Tuesday, Oct. 28. He hasn't made a relief appearance since throwing two scoreless innings in Game 6 of the 2010 National League Championship Series. SP Jake Peavy will make the start against the Royals Tuesday. Bumgarner is now 4-0 with a record-low 0.29 ERA in the World Series.
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 02:07:38 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner tossed a shutout during his team's 5-0 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 26. The last pitcher to throw a shutout in the World Series was SP Josh Beckett, who accomplished the feat with the Miami Marlins in 2003.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:18:29 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong will start Game 4 of the World Series Saturday, Oct. 25. SP Madison Bumgarner had lobbied to start the game on short rest.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:35:36 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner has never pitched on short rest in his career. He can start in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday, Oct. 26, if necessary, and then could be brought back to work out of the bullpen in Game 7 if need be.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:53:00 -0700
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner took a shutout into the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday, Oct. 21, to beat the Kansas City Royals. He improved to 3-0 in the World Series and extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings before C Salvador Perez homered in the seventh inning. Bumgarner gave up three hits while striking out five and walking one.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:49:23 -0700
San Francisco Giants SPs Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson and Ryan Vogelsong will form the team's starting rotation for the World Series.