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SFGate Apr 19, 2018

Giants’ Bumgarner has pins removed from broken hand

PHOENIX - A day short of four weeks after a line drive during his final spring-training start broke his left pinkie, Madison Bumgarner had the doctor visit he hoped for Thursday. Three pins that were holding the bone in place were removed, a big step in a long road back to the mound. "He's probably excited to get those things out," manager Bruce Bochy said. The medical staff expects Bumgarner to begin playing catch in two weeks. Once that happens, Bochy said, "you'll see some really good progress." Bumgarner is not eligible to come off the...
The Mercury News Apr 19, 2018

Bumgarner has pins removed from hand, Bochy hints at timeline for return

Madison Bumgarner had three pins removed from his pitching hand Thursday and could begin playing catch within two weeks.
SFGate Apr 11, 2018

Giants beat Diamondbacks on another McCutchen walkoff hit

Ten games into a season in which the faithful have yanked their hair out over the offense, the Giants now have a rotation that includes one pitcher who has made as many as 30 big-league starts. Adapt or perish, right? Johnny Cueto has a sprained ankle and joined Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija on the disabled list Tuesday, leaving Derek Holland, who had to win a job as a nonroster invitee in spring training, as the temporary leader of a staff that includes Ty Blach, Chris Stratton and two pitchers making their big-league debuts in consecutive games.
SFGate Apr 10, 2018

Giants likely to skip Cueto start Wednesday with ankle injury

Johnny Cueto, the Giants' top starter in Madison Bumgarner's absence, will "probably" miss his scheduled start Wednesday after turning his ankle while working out over the weekend, manager Bruce Bochy said before Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. It seemed odd that the Giants pushed Cueto's start back twice already. Bochy said Cueto did not want the injury publicized. The injury is not considered serious (and not the ankle he turned while making a defensive play in last Wednesday’s game against the Mariners).
SFGate Apr 10, 2018

Can Tyler Beede join short list of Giants pitchers to win their major-league debut?

With no facial hair in sight, looking every bit like a man who just turned 20, Madison Bumgarner made his major-league debut against the Padres in a Sept. 8, 2009 start at AT&T Park. He pitched well enough, holding San Diego to two solo homers over 5 1/3 innings. Bumgarner did not win his debut. Nor did Tim Lincecum or Matt Cain. In fact, the Giants lost all three games. Despite all the great pitchers to come through San Francisco in 60 years, the list of starters who won their big-league debuts as Giants is relatively short, with 15 names.
SFGate Apr 3, 2018

Giants’ Madison Bumgarner says he’s not going stir-crazy as he heals

Jeff Samardzija has admitted that not pitching is driving him batty. Madison Bumgarner is a different cat. “I’m fine,” he said Tuesday as the Giants prepared for their home opener. “I try to be the same day in, day out no matter what the situation is. I’m just working hard to get back. It’s a little different. There’s only so much you can do waiting for a bone to heal.” Bumgarner discussed his broken left pinkie in the same monotone he would use talking about the price of horse feed in North Carolina. He sustained the displaced fracture when...
The Mercury News Apr 3, 2018

Giants’ notebook: Bumgarner targeting quicker return, Bochy drops Belt from lineup

Madison Bumgarner called a potential return to the Giants' rotation in June "a little conservative."
SFGate Apr 3, 2018

Giants home opener: Bumgarner on when he might return, plus lineups

Jeff Samardzija admitted in Los Angeles that not pitching is driving him batty. Madison Bumgarner is a different cat. "I'm fine," he said Tuesday as the Giants prepared for their home opener. "I try to be the same day in, day out no matter what the situation is. I'm just working hard to get back. It's a little different. There's only so much you can do waiting for a bone to heal." Bumgarner discussed his broken left pinkie in the same monotone he would use talking about the price of horse feed in North Carolina. He sustained the displaced fracture when hit by...
www.bostonherald.com Mar 29, 2018
Giants edge Kershaw, Dodgers 1-0 on opening day

Giants edge Kershaw, Dodgers 1-0 on opening day

LOS ANGELES — Turns out, pitching wasn't a problem for the Giants on opening day.With replacements in the starting and closing roles, San Francisco edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Thursday behind Joe Panik's homer off Clayton Kershaw.Kershaw, a three-time NL Cy Young Award winner, took his first loss in his franchise-record eighth consecutive opening day start.Ty Blach opened in place of injured ace Madison Bumgarner, who is on the disabled list along with fellow starter Jeff Samardzija and closer Mark Melancon. Blach allowed three hits in five innings, struck out three and walked three...
SFGate Mar 29, 2018

Giants blank Dodgers on Opening Day, win on Panik home run

LOS ANGELES - If the Giants' season opener was supposed to have a funereal feel with two big starters and their closer on the disabled list, the message did not reach the visiting dugout at Dodger Stadium. Once Clayton Kershaw started matching zeroes with Ty Blach, playing his well-rehearsed role as Madison Bumgarner's understudy, it just felt like a Dodgers-Giants Opening Day. With a national TV audience expecting this game to go one way, it went the other way, a 1-0 Giants victory behind Ty Blach, a newly constituted bullpen and a Joe Panik solo homer the...

Melancon joins Bumgarner, Samardzija on Giants' DL

San Francisco Giants closer Mark Melancon was put on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain before Thursday's opener, joining starters Madison Bumgarner and starter Jeff Samardzija …
SFGate Mar 29, 2018

Giants add closer Melancon to long list of disabled pitchers

LOS ANGELES - The Giants will not have their closer for Opening Day. The club set its roster ahead of Thursday's opener and placed Mark Melancon on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor strain in his pitching elbow. To replace him they recalled right-hander Reyes Moronta from Triple-A Sacramento. That will leave three relievers on the Giants staff - Moronta, Roberto Gomez and Pierce Johnson, who together have pitched in 12 big-league games and 13 innings. The Giants formally placed Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija on the 10-day DL.
SportsDay Mar 26, 2018
San Francisco puts former Ranger Derek Holland into injury-battered rotation

San Francisco puts former Ranger Derek Holland into injury-battered rotation

Left-hander Derek Holland, whose final seasons with the Texas Rangers were marred by myriad injuries, has found a new baseball life with San Francisco.Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that Holland had made the club and will go into the season-opening rotation. The Giants last week lost two starters to injury: left-hander Madison Bumgarner and right-hander Jeff Samardzija. Holland went into a start against Oakland with a 4.20 ERA for 15 innings."He pounded the strike zone, showed good stuff," Bochy told reporters. "He's got the veteran presence you like on the mound."And he just...
Golden Gate Sports Mar 25, 2018

San Francisco Giants: Sunday is Promising Day for Cueto and Changeup

The San Francisco Giants need Johnny Cueto to return to form, and Sunday was a promising day for the pitcher and his changeup. With Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija both missing substantial time early in the season, the San Francisco Giants’ rotation has rapidly become extremely thin. Johnny Cueto is the last man standing from […] San Francisco Giants: Sunday is Promising Day for Cueto and Changeup - Golden Gate Sports - Golden Gate Sports - A Bay Area Sports Site
Los Angeles Times Mar 25, 2018

Dodgers excited about opening day regardless of who pitches for Giants

That would have been quite the marquee matchup on opening day: Clayton Kershaw versus Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants ace, suffered a broken finger in his final Cactus League start. He has a 2.53 earned-run average against the Dodgers. The Giants replaced him Sunday with...

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