Bumgarner (1-2) secured the win against the Rockies on Saturday by allowing two runs on six hits across seven innings. He struck out seven and issued one walk. Bumgarner gave up only a pair of singles through the first five innings, but the Rockies were able to break through for two runs during his final two frames. The veteran lefty came out to start the eighth inning, but was pulled after Chris Iannetta hit a leadoff double. Bumgarner has a 3.12 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 23:4 K:BB through four starts (26 innings), and next lines up to pitch Friday at Pittsburgh.
Bumgarner didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Padres, allowing five runs on four hits and a walk over six innings while striking out three. Staked to a 5-0 lead after a big fourth inning by the Giants, Bumgarner couldn't make it stick, serving up homers to Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers in the fifth and sixth as part of the Padres' comeback. The southpaw threw 63 of 93 pitches for strikes, including 18 first-pitch strikes to the 25 batters he faced, but he continues to be hittable when he is in the strike zone -- he's given up four homers in 19 innings through three starts. Bumgarner will take a 3.32 ERA and 16:4 K:BB into his next outing Saturday, at home against the Rockies.
Bumgarner (0-2) allowed five runs in a loss but none were earned in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers. He gave up five hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings. The Giants' ace had one bad inning, and it was his own error that opened the door for the Dodgers, leading to five "unearned" runs. Bumgarner did his best to erase the deficit by hitting a two-run homer later in the game, and the Giants rallied in the ninth, but it wasn't enough to tie the score and get Bumgarner off the hook. He's lost each of his first two starts in 2019 but owns a 1.38 ERA.
Bumgarner gave up seven runs on 10 hits and a walk over just two innings Friday against the Royals. After the game, pitching coach Curt Young said that there was nothing wrong with Bumgarner physically, Henry Schulman of The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Bumgarner had cruised against the same Royals team in his last outing, throwing 6.2 innings against them while allowing just one run. For the spring he's got a 20:2 K:BB over 20.2 innings, but has given up 19 runs on 35 hits, including three homers.
Bumgarner allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out two over three innings and was saddled with the loss Thursday against Oakland. Bumgarner was hit with his second loss in spring training, although this isn't overly concerning given how early it is in camp. The 29-year-old lefty surrendered a run in the second and fourth innings on the way to a 5-1 loss.