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McCovey Chronicles Oct 9, 2017
The Giants are probably set with the rotation, and that’s fine.

The Giants are probably set with the rotation, and that’s fine.

The starting pitching would have been a lot more impressive with better defense and health. It’s worth remembering that when the 2017 season started 600 years ago, a lot of Giants fans were optimistic. Even after the second-half collapse of 2016, there was still a feeling that this year’s team was going to be a strong contender. It all started with the starting pitching. Madison Bumgarner finished fourth in the Cy Young voting; Johnny Cueto finished sixth. It was one of the greatest head starts to a rotation in baseball. Then there were dirt bikes and blisters and tendons and awful...
McCovey Chronicles Sep 29, 2017
The World Series MVP award was renamed in honor of Willie Mays

The World Series MVP award was renamed in honor of Willie Mays

People were upset about this, so let’s make fun of them In 2014, Madison Bumgarner won the World Series MVP award. In 2017, someone will win the Willie Mays World Series MVP Award. Major League Baseball announced on Friday that Mays will receive this honor, timing the announcement to come on the anniversary of The Catch, which is one of the most iconic World Series moments in history, if not the most iconic. This means it’s a good time to share this, which I had never seen: On this day 1954: #Giants Willie Mays made his now iconic over-the-shoulder catch at the Polo Grounds in Game...

Giants choose Saturday for Cain’s final start; Bumgarner done for 2017

PHOENIX - As Madison Bumgarner sent baseball after baseball into the bleachers during batting practice Tuesday, one into the second deck vivid memories of the two for-real homers he hit here on Opening Day returned. So much happened to the Giants and Bumgarner since the start of the season, which is over for the big fella, at least on the mound. In announcing that Matt Cain will make his farewell start for the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday, manager Bruce Bochy also said he has decided to skip Bumgarner's final scheduled start Friday so he can end 2017 on a...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 26, 2017
Giants notes: Cain set to start Saturday, Bumgarner’s year is over

Giants notes: Cain set to start Saturday, Bumgarner’s year is over

Matt Cain's presumed final start as a Giant will be on Saturday, but why is he taking Madison Bumgarner's place in the rotation?

San Francisco native cherishes first big-league hit, off Bumgarner

LOS ANGELES - Dodgers rookie O'Koyea Dickson smiled as he recounted the moment he officially became part of the ancient rivalry. After singling off Madison Bumgarner for his first big-league hit Saturday night, the Dodgers called for the ball and Bumgarner underhanded it toward the dugout. "He tossed it as if he wasn't really happy about it," Dickson said. Dickson is very familiar with Bumgarner's works, having grown up in San Francisco and attending Washington High School. He attended games at AT&T Park as a kid and remembers watching the 2012 World Series...
Bumgarner shackles Dodgers in Giants' 2-1 win (Sep 23, 2017)

Bumgarner shackles Dodgers in Giants' 2-1 win (Sep 23, 2017)

LOS ANGELES (AP) Madison Bumgarner snapped a personal four-game losing streak and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits and scored both runs in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Washington Times Sep 24, 2017

Bumgarner shackles Dodgers in Giants' 2-1 win

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Madison Bumgarner snapped a personal four-game losing streak and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits and scored both runs in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu (5-8) left the game in the third inning when ...
San Jose Mercury News Sep 24, 2017
Bumgarner ace-like again as Giants hold off Dodgers

Bumgarner ace-like again as Giants hold off Dodgers

The Giants won for just the fourth time in Madison Bumgarner's 17 starts, as their ace's stuff was firm enough to make Gorkys Hernandez's big night stand up.

Giants get huge effort from Bumgarner, beat Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - For Madison Bumgarner, the Dodgers and Giants cannot play a meaningless game. With nothing at stake besides some postseason home-field advantages, Bumgarner breathed hellfire at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. Bumgarner has beaten the Dodgers more than he has other team and raised his total to 16 with 7 2/3 strong innings in a 2-1 victory, a game that ended when Buster Posey threw out Yasiel Puig trying to steal second base. Gorkys Hernandez, who had a three-hit night, scored the Giants runs on RBI singles by Posey and Denard Span. ...

Talking with ... Padres pitcher Travis Wood

Travis Wood’s 11 regular season home runs rank third among active pitchers behind the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner (17) and the Mariners’ Yovani Gallardo (12). A second-round pick out of high school in 2005, the 30-year-old Wood has always viewed his job at the plate as another way to help him on...
CSN Bay Area Sep 16, 2017

Greinke outduels Bumgarner as D'backs blank Giants

Paul Goldschmidt took Madison Bumgarner deep in the first and Zack Greinke went eight shutout innings as the Giants lost to the D'backs 2-0 Saturday.

Giants muster two singles against Greinke in 93rd loss

Sometime in the next week the Dodgers probably will clinch their fifth consecutive division title. They sped the process by beating the Giants at AT&T Park on Tuesday and Wednesday only to have it slow again because the Giants cannot beat the second-place team either. Goldschmidt's two-run homer in the first inning Saturday night doomed Madison Bumgarner to his fourth straight loss. The Diamondbacks won 2-0, leaving the Dodgers' magic number to clinch the National League West at five. Bumgarner did not allow another run through seven innings but, aside from...

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