A’s Rough Up Bumgarner in Cactus League Opener

Okay, Giants fans. You have permission to begin overreacting. Madison Bumgarner, coming off of a season in which he threw 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined, was roughed up by the cross-bay rival Oakland A’s in yesterday afternoon’s Cactus League opener. The Giants’ ace was knocked out of the second inning after surrendering four runs on five more »

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Heavy Postseason Workload Raises Concerns About Madison Bumgarner’s 2015

Madison Bumgarner’s 2014 postseason performance is one that will be talked about for decades. It was flat out legendary. In all, Bumgarner threw 52.2 innings in the playoffs and surrendered just five earned runs. He basically won the World Series all by himself, allowing just one run in two starts and a five-inning, Series-sealing relief appearance. Rarely these days does more »

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Five Offseason Questions For the Giants

We are now almost exactly halfway through the baseball offseason, and roughly a month away from pitchers and catchers reporting for spring training (and only 88 days from Opening Day!). While there are still plenty of free agents looking for homes (Max Scherzer and James Shields are the big ones) and several teams with holes to fill, we’re at the more »

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Vogelsong Earns 13th Loss of Season

The San Francisco Giants (86-74) clinched a Wild Card spot officially yesterday afternoon after a Milwaukee Brewers’ loss with only one question left to answer… Where is this game going to be played? With a Pittsburgh Pirates win tonight, the Giants’ backs were suddenly against the wall and were fighting for the home field advantage in the Wild Card game. more »

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Giants Beat Dbacks in 9th, Gain Ground on Dodgers

If the Giants are content to cede the National League West to the Dodgers and settle for one of the National League Wild Card spots, they certainly aren’t showing it. Rookie Matt Duffy singled in the go-ahead runs in the ninth as the Giants defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon, 4-2, to take the series from the Dbacks and pull more »

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Bumgarner Completes Game In Giants Win

The game was perfect until the eighth inning when San Francisco Giants’ (69-62) starter, Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 3.02 ERA), gave up a double down the right field line to Colorado Rockies’ (53-78) first baseman, Justin Morneau. For Bumgarner, it was the only hit of the night as he earned his 15th win and fourth complete game of the season. Manager more »

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Bumgarner Regains Control in Giants Win

In game two of today’s games, San Francisco Giants’ (67-59) starter, Madison Bumgarner (14-9, 3.17 ERA) dominated the Chicago Cubs (55-72) after a rocky start in the first inning. Bumgarner struggled early in the first, giving up back-to-back home runs to Justin Ruggiano and Wellington Castillo, to give the Cubs an early 3-1 lead. But that would be all the more »

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Defense Struggles In Another Giants Loss

In their first trip to Kansas City since 2008, the San Francisco Giants (62-54) just couldn’t pull it together and dropped the series opener to the Royals (61-53), 4-2. Starting pitcher, Madison Bumgarner (13-9, 3.22 ERA),  gave up a two-run, home run in the first inning to Royals’ first baseman Billy Butler on a mistake fast ball. After righting the more »

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