Bumgarner's fastball averaged 88.9 mph during his five-inning start Sunday against Houston, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
There were many positives for Bumgarner on Sunday with increased velocity being one of them. His fastball average was 88.1 mph entering the contest. His cutter (84.3, up from 83.3) and curveball (77.4, up from 76.8) also were up over five shutout innings. The left-hander commanded well and allowed little hard contact. Just two balls were hit at 95 mph or higher. It was a rare positive in 2020 for Bumgarner, who will make his final start Saturday at home against Colorado.
Bumgarner allowed two hits and a walk over five shutout innings Sunday, striking out seven in the loss to Houston. He did not factor in the decision.
Bumgarner finally showed the Diamondbacks a flash of his vintage self Sunday, mowing through the Astros for five scoreless innings. However, Arizona's bullpen allowed runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to hand Houston the victory. The 6-fot-4 southpaw has yet to earn a win this season, but it was his first start with Arizona in which he allowed fewer than two runs. Bumgarner will have one more chance to earn a win this season when he takes the mound Saturday at home against the Rockies.
Bumgarner did not factor in the decision against the Angels on Tuesday despite giving up eight runs on 13 hits over 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
Bumgarner was staked to a seemingly safe 8-1 lead after four innings, but he gave up five runs in the fifth and another pair in the sixth to allow the Angels to pull even. Los Angeles battered him for eight extra-base hits, including three off the bat of Jared Walsh, who slugged two doubles and a home run off the veteran. Bumgarner was rarely able to miss bats -- he notched only five swinging strikes and two strikeouts in the disappointing performance. The absence of the swing-and-miss has been perhaps the biggest obstacle for Bumgarner in 2020; he hasn't struck out more than two batters since his second start of the campaign, and his 5.2 K/9 is easily the lowest of his career. The results have led to a miserable 8.53 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in his first year with Arizona. Bumgarner will try to produce some reason for optimism in what could be his final start of the season when he faces the Rangers on Tuesday at home.
Bumgarner did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win against the Dodgers, allowing two runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two across five innings.
Bumgarner silenced the Dodgers' bats until the third inning, when he surrendered back-to-back solo home runs to Corey Seager and A.J. Pollock. Otherwise, the southpaw limited the damage to keep the Diamondbacks in the game. Bumgarner, who had missed four starts with a back injury, was pulled after 72 pitches in his last start during which he took the loss against the Giants. This time around, he stretched it out to 93 pitches, throwing 64 for strikes. The 31-year-old will look to improve upon a 7.52 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on Wednesday at Angel Stadium.
Bumgarner (0-4) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Giants. He allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings.
Bumgarner, who had missed four starts with a back injury, was lifted after 72 pitches, which was a rational decision by manager Torey Lovullo. The left-hander's velocity was up a tick, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. He averaged 87.8 MPH on his fastball and 83.1 on his cutter in the four starts prior to the injury. Those improved to 88.7 and 84.1, respectively, Saturday. "I was just excited to be back out there and see the stuff starting to pick up a little bit for me," Bumgarner said. "It was marginal, but we're trending in the right direction, I guess, with the stuff and the way I felt and making pitches and stuff. So I was pretty happy about it." Bumgarner will look to build off this outing when he makes his next start Thursday at home against the Dodgers.
Bumgarner (back) was activated from the injured list as expected ahead of his scheduled start Saturday against the Giants.
Bumgarner will be making his first start in nearly a month due to a back strain. He endured a very rough time in his first four starts for Arizona, posting a 9.35 ERA, but he'll hope for a stronger performance in his first start against his former team.
Bumgarner (back) will be activated off the 10-day injured list to start Saturday at San Francisco, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
The veteran southpaw will return to the mound Saturday for the first time in nearly a month due to the back issue, and he'll do it with his first start against his former team. Bumgarner had a 9.35 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 17.1 innings before landing on the shelf. The 31-year-old topped 70 pitches in one of his simulated games, and he could still face some workload limitations in his first start back.
Bumgarner (back) is with the Diamondbacks on the current road trip and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
The veteran left-hander was set to throw a simulated game Saturday and continues to build up toward his return from the back strain. If all goes well during Tuesday's session, Bumgarner could rejoin Arizona's starting rotation later this week.
Bumgarner (back) will throw a simulated game Saturday, Mark Faller of the Arizona Republic reports.
Bumgarner had thrown two simulated games and a bullpen session, leading to speculation about a pending return Saturday, but the team is exercising caution. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said Bumgarner is "extremely close" to returning and will sit down with the left-hander following the sim game to map out the plan for Bumgarner's return.
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen expects Bumgarner (back) off the injured list at some point during the current turn of the rotation, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Bumgarner, who threw 70 pitches in a second simulated game Sunday, threw a bullpen session Wednesday. That puts the left-hander in line to take the slot of Merrill Kelly (shoulder), who had a procedure Wednesday to dissolve a blood clot. Kelly was scheduled to pitch Saturday, so expect Bumgarner to return that day.
Bumgarner (back) threw a 70-pitch simulated game Sunday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reported that Bumgarner, who experienced a decrease in velocity in four starts before hitting the injured list, had a slight uptick during the simulated game. He's now pitched two sim games and a bullpen session, suggesting he could return to the rotation as soon as this week. Arizona placed Merrill Kelly (shoulder) on the injured list Monday, and the club will need a starter Saturday. That could be filled by Bumgarner.
Bumgarner (back) will throw a 70-pitch simulated game Sunday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
Bumgarner tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday, and his sim game Sunday could serve as his final tuneup before his return if all goes well. The southpaw's next turn through the rotation is scheduled for Tuesday, but it's unlikely that he'll be able to make that date after throwing 70 pitches Sunday. While it's unclear exactly which day he'll return to the Diamondbacks' rotation, his return should be coming soon.
Bumgarner (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen said the next step for Bumgarner is to throw another simulated game before returning to the active roster. The timetable for the sim game is still being worked out, and it suggests the left-hander may not pitch next Tuesday, when his slot in the rotation is next scheduled to come around.
Bumgarner (back) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Bumgarner, who threw a 46-pitch simulated game earlier this week, will be evaluated following the session to determine the next step. That next step could be a return to the rotation next week. The club estimated Bumgarner would miss two starts and that second turn in the rotation comes up Thursday. He's on schedule for a potential return next Tuesday at home against Colorado.
Bumgarner (back) threw 46 pitches in a simulated game Monday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was unable to watch Bumgarner, but the reports he received indicated the left-hander threw "extremely well." Lovullo will monitor Bumgarner's recovery Tuesday before determining the next steps. The Diamondbacks estimated the pitcher would miss two starts: the first one was last Saturday and his second turn is this Thursday, when Alex Young will start in Bumgarner's place. If that schedule holds, Bumgarner could return to pitch next Tuesday at home against the Rockies.
Bumgarner (back) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Bumgarner increased his activity this week, and the Diamondbacks are expected to reevaluate the left-hander to determine the next steps. At the time of Bugmarner's injury, the Diamondbacks estimated he'd miss two starts. Alex Young, also a left-hander, will start in Bumgarner's slot against the Padres on Saturday.
Bumgarner (back) is scheduled to play catch Wednesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Bumgarner struggled in his first several starts this season and was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain Monday. However, it's encouraging that he'll be able to resume throwing so soon. If all goes well Wednesday, he could throw a bullpen session Thursday. While working through his injury, the southpaw posted a 9.35 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 17.1 innings across four starts this season.
Bumgarner was placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Bumgarner left his start Sunday against San Diego after allowing six runs in just two innings of work. His poor start to the season, which has seen him struggle to a 9.35 ERA through four outings, may be related to his back issues. The Diamondbacks are hopeful that he'll only miss a pair of starts. It's not yet clear who will replace him in the rotation, though Alex Young made 15 starts last year and would seemingly be a logical candidate.
Bumgarner will return to Arizona to be re-evaluated for his back pain, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Manager Torey Lovullo revealed after Sunday's game that Bumgarner's removal after the second inning was due to back spasms. Over his first four starts, the southpaw's velocity has been significantly lower than he's used to, and his back issues could be the reason behind his struggles. It's unclear whether Bumgarner will be able to take the mound during his next scheduled start Saturday, but more clarity regarding his status should come after he's examined further.
Bumgarner (0-3) yielded six runs on five hits and a walk in two innings Sunday, striking out two batters and taking the loss against San Diego. He allowed four home runs.
Bumgarner coughed up two homers in both the first and second innings, including two to Manny Machado. The 31-year-old lefty has had a brutal start to 2020, sporting a 9.35 ERA in 17.1 innings. His fastball velocity, which averaged a career-low 87.9 MPH over his first three outings, dropped even further Sunday when it averaged 87.1, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Diamondbacks pitching coach Matt Herges said before the start that more than diminished velocity, Bumgarner's being hurt by lack of location, which was an issue as well Sunday. He'll get a chance at revenge against the Padres at home Saturday.
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