4:45 PM EDT, Sat July 04, 2015
McCovey Chronicles 1 hour ago

Giants hit snooze button, drop fifth straight

It was, perhaps, the ugliest baseball of the year, on multiple levels. It could have been worse. You could have stayed home for that game tonight. As in, "Maybe I'll go to that barbecue or watch some fireworks ... but I kinda want to stay home and watch Madison Bumgarner against Stephen Strasburg." Bumgarner was bad. Strasburg got hurt. At least now you have the rest of the day. It could have been worse because it could have been the Dodgers. It could have been worse because someone on the Giants could have gotten hurt. It could have ended on a blown strike three from Angel Hernandez, or a...
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago

Bumgarner, Giants blasted by Nationals

In a pre-noon holiday start, Madison Bumgarner gives up three runs in first five pitches of 9-3 loss to Washington Nationals

Nationals rise up to ambush Bumgarner, who takes another Independence Day loss

Running game story... WASHINGTON – They started the game at brunch time. And once again, Madison Bumgarner served mimosas. The Giants’ left-handed ace might rise with the roosters on his North Carolina farm. But hold this truth as self-evident: he… Continue Reading → The post Nationals rise up to ambush Bumgarner, who takes another Independence Day loss appeared first on Giants Extra.
Washington Post 6 hours ago

Nats Journal: Today’s Nationals-Giants lineups

The Nationals and Giants will play on Fourth of July morning in a game featuring a matchup worthy of the occasion: Giants’ left-hander Madison Bumgarner and Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. Denard Span is not in the Nationals lineup Saturday, getting a day of rest after starting Friday night’s game, so Michael A. Taylor will lead off and play center field in his place. A day after his go-ahead homer gave the Nationals a 2-1, Clint Robinson is back in the lineup against the lefty, playing first, in his first major league start against a left-handed pitcher.Read full article >>
McCovey Chronicles Jun 30, 2015

Quiz: Name all 133 players on the three Giants championship teams

There will be repeats. Little-known fact: Madison Bumgarner was all three. Sporcle quizzes make for good #content, and I do forget that. Here is one provided by an intrepid Internet user, and it's deceptively annoying and hilarious. Name all the players who appeared on a 2010, 2012, and/or 2014 Giants roster. At one point, I just kept mashing the Uggla key in disbelief (option-U on your Mac.) It's tougher than you think. I got 97 before time ran out. Who I missed: One verified postseason hero An old cleanup hitter Two members of the current bullpen One former thing around here A...

Extra Baggs: A fancy feast for Matt Duffy, Bumgarner is willing to shuffle it up, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner made a change to his walk-out music on Sunday. He shuffled from “Fire on the Mountain,” his campy and legendary anthem last October, to his previous tune of choice, “Bad Company,” by Five Finger Death… Continue Reading → The post Extra Baggs: A fancy feast for Matt Duffy, Bumgarner is willing to shuffle it up, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 28, 2015

Kawakami: Happy time for Giants' franchise players

Bumgarner, Posey ecstatic over emergence of team's younger players
McCovey Chronicles Jun 28, 2015

Madison Bumgarner pulls the rest of the Giants' farm with him to plow the Colorado Rockies

Giants win 6-3 as Madison Bumgarner and Matt Duffy blast home runs and Buster Posey continues to drive in runners in scoring position. And on the seventh day, Madison Bumgarner stepped onto the field, looked at the the assembly of purple shirts and exclaimed, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS." He struck them down with his mighty cutter. He tamped down the burial dirt with powerful swings of his lumber. He... had trouble with Nolan Arenado... but, mainly, he was mighty, so mighty that no cracks would appear to let even a a sliver of light shine through. When he struck down the 1,000th opponent of his...

Ostler: Juggling lineup is old hat for Giants’ Bochy

Warriors coach Steve Kerr had such success with destabilizing his lineup, switching between longball and small ball, dizzying the opposition, that the Giants have been inspired to get creative. Buster Posey moves to third base, Matt Duffy to right field, Brandon Belt to left field, and Madison Bumgarner (when he’s not pitching) plays first base. Sunday, Bumgarner singled and hit a snot rocket into the left-field stands, while pitching the Giants to a 6-3 win over the Rockies. How much longer can the Giants keep that lethal bat resting on the rack four games out of five? OK, Madbum to...

Duffy narrowly misses cycle, Bumgarner strikes out No. 1,000 and Posey sets record RBI month as Giants pound Rockies

Running game story... SAN FRANCISCO – Madison Bumgarner smacked a home run and struck out the 1000th batter of his career. Buster Posey set a personal standard for RBIs in a month And Matt Duffy continued to twirl his bat… Continue Reading → The post Duffy narrowly misses cycle, Bumgarner strikes out No. 1,000 and Posey sets record RBI month as Giants pound Rockies appeared first on Giants Extra.
Friars on Base Jun 25, 2015

Game Recap: Padres Doomed By Error, Posey

The San Diego Padres (35-39) simply cannot string together consecutive wins. A day after a dramatic and inspiring comeback against Madison Bumgarner, the Friars laid an egg and were shutout by Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants bullpen. It all started in the third inning when Andrew Susac reached on Will Middlebrooks’ fielding error. Gregor Blanco […] Game Recap: Padres Doomed By Error, Posey - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Horrible 3-2 loss in 11 despite Bumgarner's 14 Ks compounded by Aoki leg fracture, Romo injury

Well, I've covered two Giants game now this season. Both went over four hours despite Madison Bumgarner on the hill, and both were lost in depressing fashion in extra innings. I was craving a baseball game after two months following… Continue Reading → The post Horrible 3-2 loss in 11 despite Bumgarner's 14 Ks compounded by Aoki leg fracture, Romo injury appeared first on Giants Extra.
McCovey Chronicles Jun 24, 2015

Giants lose heartbreaker, waste brilliant Madison Bumgarner outing

Also, everyone is hurt and everything is awful. In the 71st game of the 2015 season, with a chance to grab a share of first place, the San Francisco Giants lost a dumb baseball game. They've now lost 10 out of their last 11 games at home. Mike Murphy: /wheels in a wheelbarrow filled with crab sandwiches Murphy: Here you go, boys! Crab sandwiches! Buster Posey: Alright! Joe Panik: Crab sandwiches! Murphy: Welcome home! Justin Maxwell: I'm going to eat three at the same time! Angel Pagan: I'm going to eat four! Murphy: Ah ha ha, don't fight, boys! There are plenty of crab sandwiches to go...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 24, 2015

Madison Bumgarner strikes out 14 Padres but San Francisco Giants lose in 11

Bumgarner fans a career-high 14 but leaves in the eighth with the game tied 2-2.

On deck: Padres back in San Francisco

Three-game series begins Tuesday with Despaigne facing Bumgarner.

Madison Bumgarner Photos

Giants Player News

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    Madison Bumgarner

    Nationals rise up to ambush Bumgarner, who takes another Independence Day loss

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    Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy's solid effort goes up with one swing as Giants lose at Nationals Park

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    Javier Lopez

    Nats Journal: Giants reliever Javier Lopez, a D.C. native, has the most rings among active players

  • Chris Heston

    Extra Baggs: Bruce Bochy relives a 30-year-old career highlight, Chris Heston reunites with an old friend, Kyle Crick moves to relief, Giants reportedly frontrunners to sign Bahamian shortstop, etc.

  • Buster Posey

    Buster Posey leaves game in fifth inning

  • Tim Lincecum

    Giants notes: Twin pitching moves on the horizon; Lincecum improved but DL-bound

  • Hunter Pence

    Giants notes: Tim Hudson to leave club, Hunter Pence unlikely to return before the break, Scutaro visits, Bumgarner's All-Star availability, etc.

  • Ryan Vogelsong

    Dee Gordon's dash sends Giants, Vogelsong to a loss in Miami

  • Matt Cain

    Giants need better days from Matt Cain

  • Angel Pagan

    Giants notes: Angel Pagan returns to lineup, Jake Peavy remains on track to rejoin rotation