Bumgarner (3-9) allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings in Saturday's loss to Arizona. After allowing 11 runs in 11 innings over his past two starts, this was a strong showing from the lefty. Bumgarner sports a rock-solid 3.48 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 8.4 K/9 for the campaign, so while it's been a discouraging season overall, he remains a go-to option moving forward. A daunting road start against the Dodgers and a favorable home game against the Padres project to be Bumgarner's final two matchups of the season.
Bumgarner (3-8) allowed six runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out four batters through five innings during Sunday's loss to the White Sox. The imposing lefty entered Sunday's start with a 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 8.1 K/9 through 10 starts since returning from the disabled list July 15, so this was a discouraging outing. Additionally, Bumgarner has now surrendered 11 runs through 11 innings over his past two outings. While he hasn't looked nearly as dominant of late, the fantasy numbers are still strong, and his upside for an elite showing in any given start is unquestioned. With San Francisco utilizing a six-man rotation, Bumgarner projects to make his next start at AT&T Park against the Diamondbacks.
Bumgarner (3-7) was tagged for five runs on five hits (three home runs) with two walks and five strikeouts over six innings in a losing effort to the Cardinals on Sunday. Bumgarner turned in his worst outing of the season two days after being scratched from his previous start due to illness. The country-strong ace helped his cause with a solo home run in the fifth inning, but it wasn't enough to overcome the three he surrendered on the mound. The 28-year-old has pitched relatively well (3.22 ERA) since returning from shoulder surgery July 15, but his 1.7 HR/9 in those 10 starts suggests that he may not fully return to form until his shoulder gets a full offseason of rest. The Giants are currently deploying a six-man rotation, so Bumgarner's next start will come against the White Sox next Sunday.
Bumgarner (illness) will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bumgarner ended up being scratched from his previously scheduled start Thursday in the series opener with St. Louis after succumbing to flu-like symptoms, but he's apparently feeling fine again after taking a few days off to recover. The staff ace's brief absence forced the Giants to hand Matt Cain a spot start Thursday, but Cain will head back to the bullpen now that Bumgarner is back to full strength.
Bumgarner (illness) is expected to take the mound for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Giants scratched Chris Stratton from Saturday's start and moved Jeff Samardzija into his place, effectively clearing the way for Bumgarner to take the hill for the series finale. The left-hander is currently suffering from an illness that caused him to miss Thursday's projected start. Since returning from the DL on July 15, Bumgarner has posted a 2.78 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over nine outings.