Bumgarner allowed one earned run on four hits over six innings Sunday against the Phillies. He walked one and struck out seven in the no-decision. Bumgarner has now fanned exactly seven batters in four of his last five starts, which has been a nice boost for owners that held onto him through his lengthy disabled list stint. The Giants have been mathematically eliminated from winning their division and have a near-impossible shot of making the postseason, so it'll be interesting to see how their ace pitches with nothing but pride to play for down the stretch.
Bumgarner (3-5) allowed four runs on nine hits -- including two home runs -- and a walk over six innings while striking out four to record the win in Tuesday's 9-4 victory over the Marlins. It wasn't the sharpest outing from the left-hander, but a rare display of offense from the Giants gave Bumgarner a big lead to work with. The outing snapped a string of three straight quality starts for MadBum, but he still has a 2.98 ERA in seven trips to the mound since coming off the DL. His next start will come Monday at home against the Brewers.
Bumgarner (2-5) gave up only one run on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Cubs. It looked like the left-hander was going to be denied a win once again, but the Giants pushed across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning after Bumgarner had left the game for a pinch hitter. He's now reeled off three straight quality starts, fanning seven in each, and appears to be back in peak form. He'll next take the mound Tuesday on the road against the Marlins.
Bumgarner didn't allow a run on five hits while striking out seven over seven innings against the Dodgers on Sunday. He walked one in the no-decision. Both he and Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed seven innings of shutout ball, so it's a shame neither of them factored into the decision. Despite only having one victory (and four losses) in an injury-shortened campaign, Bumgarner has reduced his ERA to 2.92 to go with a 1.05 WHIP -- numbers that are slightly better than his career average of 3.00 and 1.10 -- so the North Carolina native should be able to reel in a few wins soon enough.
Bumgarner struck out four with one intentional walk while allowing one earned run on six hits in five innings during Tuesday's game against the Pirates. It took seven starts this season, but the Giants' ace was finally able to record his first win of 2017. He only threw 80 pitches over five innings in the outing, but was no longer needed after the Giants built a 10-1 lead. With only four strikeouts and six hits in five innings, it didn't appear as Bumgarner had fully recovered his ability to locate pitches, but after giving up four home runs and seven runs over his first two starts, Tuesday's win was a step in the right direction to returning to his elite form.