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Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Takes second loss
Bumgarner (2-2) was tagged with the loss against the Dodgers on Monday, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one batter.
Bumgarner has enjoyed a bounce-back campaign to this point in 2022, as Monday marked the first time he has allowed three runs in a game this season. All of the scoring against him came in the fifth inning, when the Dodgers got to the veteran for two doubles, a single and two walks. Bumgarner struck out only one batter and induced just six swinging strikes, but that has been par for the course for him this season, as he's on pace for a career-low 5.3 K/9. Still, the left-hander has managed to post an excellent 2.29 ERA, and he'll look to get back in the win column when he faces the Cubs on the road this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Submits first quality start
Bumgarner (2-1) earned the win during Tuesday's 9-3 victory over Miami, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk with five strikeouts in 6.1 innings.
Bumgarner struggled through the first inning, allowing a Jorge Soler two-run home run then two more baserunners, but settled down to permit just three more baserunners. The 32-year-old lefty tossed a season-high 96 pitches in completing his first start of more than five innings pitched. Bumgarner is tentatively slated for a tough start against the Dodgers on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Ejected from Wednesday's game
Bumgarner was ejected from Wednesday's game against the Marlins after one inning due to arguing with an umpire, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Bumgarner exchanged words with an umpire as he was being inspected for a foreign substance following the first inning, and he had to be held back by several teammates. However, it doesn't appear as though his ejection was due to having sticky stuff on him. Prior to his departure, he allowed a run on a hit and no walks while failing to record a strikeout in one inning. Assuming Bumgarner's ejection doesn't lead to a suspension, he tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Marlins on Tuesday. However, it's possible the Diamondbacks will tweak their rotation since Bumgarner threw just 13 pitches Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Picks up first win
Bumgarner (1-1) earned his first win of the season, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings in Friday's 6-2 victory over St. Louis.
Bumgarner labored through a 29-pitch first inning, giving up a home run to Paul Goldschmidt in a 12-pitch at-bat. He settled in after that and navigated the next four innings on 60 pitches. The left-hander has allowed just three earned runs and sports a 1.17 ERA through five starts but has just 23 innings under his belt. Bumgarner, who has yet to pitch into the sixth inning, is tentatively lined up to pitch Wednesday in the series finale against Miami.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Limits Mets to one run
Bumgarner didn't factor into the decision during Sunday's 6-2 loss to the Mets, allowing an unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts.
Bumgarner delivered his best outing of the season Sunday, surrendering no earned runs for the second straight start while posting his first turn with zero walks. Through four starts, Bumgarner has a 1.00 ERA and 13 strikeouts through 18 innings, though his FIP is much higher at 5.01 due to 10 walks. He's currently slated to pitch again Friday against the Cardinals.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Tough loss to Nationals
Bumgarner (0-1) took the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and four walks over five innings. He struck out five.
The veteran southpaw took a shutout into the fifth inning, but a two-out error by Ketel Marte sparked a rally by the Nats, saddling Bumgarner with the loss. He tossed 53 of 83 pitches for strikes before exiting. Bumgarner has a seemingly sharp 1.38 ERA through three starts, but his 9:10 K:BB over 13 innings, .189 BABIP and 4.97 FIP all suggest there's major regression coming.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Arizona-Washington postponed Monday
Bumgarner's scheduled start Monday against the Nationals was postponed due to inclement weather, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday. Bumgarner will start Game 1 of the twin bill, while Tyler Gilbert starts in the nightcap, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports. That gives Bumgarner a chance at a two-start week, as he'll be on schedule to pitch Sunday against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Five strong innings
Bumgarner didn't factor into the decision during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Houston, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings.
Bumgarner avoided trouble other than a Jose Siri solo shot in the fifth inning despite the low strikeout total. That's now consecutive starts allowing one run for the 32-year-old, though he's failed to reach 80 pitches or three strikeouts in either outing, which severely limits his upside until he can go deeper into the game. He'll take the mound again Monday in Washington.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Scheduled start moved up
Bumgarner is now scheduled to start Tuesday's series opener against the Astros.
Bumgarner was initially listed as the probable starter for Wednesday's matchup, but he'll instead pitch on normal rest Tuesday since Zac Gallen (undisclosed) is no longer scheduled to start that day. Bumgarner tossed three innings Opening Day and allowed a run on a hit and four walks while striking out two against the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Will start Wednesday
Bumgarner is listed as the probable starter Wednesday against Houston.
With the team off Monday, Tuesday would be Bumgarner's fifth day, but Arizona manager Torey Lovullo confirmed he'll stay on rotation this week and have the left-hander throw Wednesday. The manager also plans to stay on rotation despite a second day off Thursday, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. That means Zac Gallen will throw Tuesday followed by Bumgarner on Wednesday at home against the Astros, then Merrill Kelly and Zach Davies starting Friday and Saturday in New York against the Mets.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Escapes with no-decision
Bumgarner allowed one run on one hit and four walks while striking out two over three innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Padres.
Bumgarner's night was done after the left-hander needed 68 pitches to get nine outs. The high number of walks is not typical for Bumgarner, and he was expected to go at least five innings, which he did in his final Cactus League outing. He avoided the loss when Arizona's bats woke up after Padres starter Yu Darvish left the game, with Seth Beer's three-run, walkoff home run saving Bumgarner from the loss.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Taking hill Opening Day
The Diamondbacks announced Bumgarner as their starting pitcher for Thursday's season opener versus the Padres in Arizona.
Bumgarner's status as a four-time All-Star more than anything likely allowed him to pick up the Opening Day nod, as his first two seasons in Arizona haven't justified him receiving the assignment over Zac Gallen (shoulder) or Merrill Kelly. The 32-year-old at least showed some improvement in 2021 after a disastrous debut season in the desert, accruing a 4.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 124:39 K:BB in 146.1 innings. Bumgarner's ability to eat innings and limit walks are still valuable skills at this stage of his career, but his diminishing strikeout rate and poor team context make him little more than a back-end option on a fantasy pitching staff in the majority of leagues.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Logs five innings
Bumgarner allowed one hit and struck out six over five scoreless innings in Friday's spring training start against the Cubs.
Bumgarner was efficient, requiring just 55 pitches to get 15 outs in the left-hander's final Cactus League start. He's scheduled to start Opening Day, April 7, against the Padres. Not all starts can be this breezy; if Bumgarner gets up to 70 pitches by next Thursday, there's no guarantee he can get five innings. His spring season ends with a 4.09 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. He allowed eight hits and four walks while striking out 10 over 11 innings.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Labors for seven outs
Bumgarner allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out one over 2.1 innings in Tuesday's spring training game against Texas.
The Diamondbacks were hoping Bumgarner would last three innings, but he was chased midway through the third after 40 pitches. The lefty was hit hard in the second inning, when he surrendered all three runs and two home runs. While the line looks bad, Bumgarner's fastball velocity returned to levels he hadn't seen since his days with the Giants, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Bumgarner, who touched 93 mph multiple times Tuesday, has experienced reduced velocity since joining Arizona two years ago. He was mid-to-upper 80s in 2020, which he attributed to a poor throwing regimen during the pandemic. The heater ticked up to 90.4 in 2021, which was still below his San Francisco days. It's too early to tell if the velocity is here to stay, but it was positive sign for the 32-year-old.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Scheduled for Tuesday
Bumgarner is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Tuesday against the Rangers, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
That puts Bumgarner on a schedule to make three spring starts before taking the ball Opening Day on five days rest. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has not yet named a starter for the April 7 opener against the Padres, but Bumgarner appears to be the obvious choice.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Throws first bullpen
Bumgarner threw his first bullpen session of spring training Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Bumgarner said he felt better than he normally does for this time of year. The left-hander will work on locking down his changeup, a pitch that he's fought the last few years. "Earlier in the winter, it was as good as it's ever been, I thought I might have had a good one," Bumgarner said. "And then it disappeared on me like it always does." Bumgarner is expected to once again be the Diamondbacks' No. 1 starter.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Wastes early lead
Bumgarner got a no-decision in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Giants, allowing four runs on eight hits with four strikeouts in five innings.
Staked to a three-run lead before he even took the mound, Bumgarner permitted his former team to chip away as he surrendered a single run in each of the first, third fourth and fifth innings and departed with the game knotted at 4-4. The 32-year-old lefty concludes his second year in the desert with a 7-10 record across 28 appearances with a 4.67 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 124:39 K:BB. Bumgarner failed to pick up a win in his last seven starts.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Logs five innings in no-decision
Bumgarner gave up three runs on five hits and two walks across five innings in a no-decision Thursday against Atlanta. He had five strikeouts.
Bumgarner gave up an RBI double to Ozzie Albies and a two-run homer to Austin Riley in the third, but otherwise he tossed two scoreless innings both before and after that frame. Bumgarner, 7-10 on the year, is now winless in his last six starts, going 0-3 with a 6.17 ERA during that stretch. He'll face the Giants on the road next Thursday in his next scheduled start.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Settles for no-decision
Bumgarner did not factor in the decision against Houston on Friday, pitching seven innings and allowing two runs on one hit and one walk while striking out three.
Through five innings, Bumgarner held Houston without a hit, and the only baserunner against him came by way of a fielding error. The southpaw issued his first free pass with one out in the sixth, and Jose Altuve ended the no-hit bid two batters later with a two-run homer to left field. That was the only hit Bumgarner allowed, but it was enough to ruin his bid for his first win of September. Nonetheless, the start was a positive one for the veteran, who pitched over six innings and yielded fewer than four earned runs for the first time since Aug. 19. His next start is likely to come at home against Atlanta.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Madison Bumgarner: Allows five runs Friday
Bumgarner allowed five earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five across six innings in the loss to the Mariners on Friday. He did not factor in the decision.
Bumgarner surrendered two-run home runs to Mitch Haniger and Jarred Kelenic in the fifth and sixth innings. It was the second start in a row he gave up five runs. In addition, he allowed a season-high five walks. The 31-year-old has a 4.52 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with 106 punchouts in 123.1 innings. He will look to get back on track in his next start projected for Friday in Seattle.... See More ... See Less
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