MADISON BUMGARNER NEWS

Giants pitchers know how to swing bats for power

Madison Bumgarner’s recent home run against Clayton Kershaw was a rare sight. Not only was it just the third homer by a pitcher this season, only 15 were hit all of last season. What made it even more of a rare treat was the stature of the two pitchers involved. This prompted Sports On Earth to consider the best pitching matchups to produce pitcher home runs in recent years. Giants...
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San Francisco Giants Take Care of Milwaukee Brewers to Stay Hot

San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) The San Francisco Giants won the World Series last year behind the arm of Madison Bumgarner. Bumgarner pitched lights out the entire postseason, while former ace of the team, Tim Lincecum, did not...
Via The Sports Journal
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Daily Pitcher Duels: May 26

​ It’s a Tuesday that’ll feel like a Monday. Cure those “back-to-work” blues with this pretty good slate of baseball action. Check ’em out: Julio Teheran (ATL) vs. Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 10:00 p.m. ET, ESPN This’ll be a nice matchup for the entire country to see as a national game that’ll be featured on ESPN. Teheran hasn’t exactly put together the kind...
Via The Sports Post
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 26, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Tuesday’s fifteen game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast Three games have rain concerns tonight. First...
Via The Fantasy Fix
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball, Week Eight Two-Start Pitchers

View image | gettyimages.com Fantasy pools are underway and owners are gearing up for a long summer of ups and downs. A Fantasy owner’s best friend is the waiver wire—where finding value can make the difference between a great week and a very disappointing week. Most pitchers see the mound once a week, but if you want to maximize the number of starts per week, it’s important...
Via The Fantasy Fix
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The Wind Up: The Right Way to Cheat

​ There’s plenty of narrative to go around in the world of baseball; this week was no different. As an organization, when do you say enough? The New York Yankees have their answer. If you’re looking for another reason as to why pitchers should still hit, I’ve got something for you. Not to mention: ejections and rough injuries. The Harper Narrative I’ve harped on...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

“At this time last year …”

If there’s one trope that’s been driving me nuts for the last month, it’s the comparison between where this year’s Pirates are and were last year’s Pirates were on the same date or after the same number of games. I have two problems with this. One is that one bad start does not excuse another. The other is that the Pirates’ bad start last year legitimately cost them...
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Madison Bumgarner hits HR off Clayton Kershaw (Video)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner helped his cause with a solo home run against Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Thursday's game at AT&T Park.Given that Clayton Kershaw won the National League MVP and Cy Young Award last year, Bumgarner's HR was an impressive feat.Bumgarner pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out six, earning the...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers try lefty bats this time against Bumgarner to no avail

The Dodgers, like every other team in the league so far, have gone almost exclusively right-handed when facing left-handed pitcher Madison Bumgarner this year. Until Thursday, Bumgarner had only faced three left-handed position players. In his two prior starts against the Dodgers this season, opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw was the only left-handed batter to face him. Perhaps because...
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Madison Bumgarner Does It All as Giants Sweep Dodgers

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is congratulated after hitting a home run of off Los Angeles Dodger Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach) It was the same story on a different day for San Francisco as they continued to repeat their formula to success with another shutout victory...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants' Bumgarner gets better of Dodgers' Kershaw at plate, on mound

  Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and once again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, too, as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0 Thursday. San Francisco outscored the Dodgers 10-0 in sweeping the three-game series. The champion Giants have won six in a row overall. This was the third time this season...
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Bumgarner homers off Kershaw, Giants again blank Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Madison Bumgarner homered off Clayton Kershaw and once again outpitched the reigning NL MVP and Cy Young winner, too, as the San Francisco Giants shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third straight day, 4-0 Thursday. The Giants outscored the Dodgers 10-0 in sweeping the three-game series. This was the third time this season that Bumgarner, the current World...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

This is baseball, and crazy stuff happens in baseball sometimes. One of those crazy things happened on Thursday – Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park, and the gates of hell opened during Bumgarner’s first at bat of the afternoon. That’s right – Madison Bumgarner, Giants World Series pitching hero, homered off of Clayton Kershaw, reigning...
Via The Outside Corner
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Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw

This is baseball, and crazy stuff happens in baseball sometimes. One of those crazy things happened on Thursday – Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw faced off at AT&T Park, and the gates of hell opened during Bumgarner’s first at bat of the afternoon. That’s right – Madison Bumgarner, Giants World Series pitching hero, homered off of Clayton Kershaw, reigning NL MVP...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: May 21

​ It’s a getaway Thursday across baseball, as six of today’s 12 games begin before 4:00 p.m. ET. And one of them is probably a matchup of the two best left-handers in the National League, if not all of baseball. Check ’em out: Clayton Kershaw (LAD) vs. Madison Bumgarner (SFG) 3:45 p.m. ET Much like the sun rising and setting, this is where today’s action begins...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: May 21, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Thursday’s six-game afternoon slate and six-game evening slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast The only game...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner-Kershaw; Hamilton, Reyes to Triple-A

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday: --- ACES, PART III World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and NL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw will match up for the third time already this season when the Giants and Dodgers wrap up their three-game series at AT&T Park. Everybody expects a low-scoring game when these two lefty aces are on the mound...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivalry Returns as Giants Host Dodgers At AT&T Park

The top-two teams in the National League West division, not to mention two of the biggest rivals in the NL, will begin a three-game set on Tuesday of this week at AT&T Park. San Francisco Giants tickets are most expensive on Thursday night, May 21, when the average price is $60.95 with a get-in price of $22. Tuesday’s game and Wednesday’s game have very similar prices, averaging...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Make of Brandon Belt’s Red-hot Bat

San Francisco Giants’ Brandon Belt hits a three-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Friday, May 15, 2015, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) For the first 35 games of the season, Brandon Belt was tied with the entire Giants’ pitching staff in home runs. Madison Bumgarner is known to hit a few out each year, but that hasn’t...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Bumgarner sees Red; Yanks go west; Abreu fresh

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Friday: --- SEEING RED World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner gets another shot at a team that has given him trouble throughout his career. Bumgarner is 2-4 with a 5.05 ERA in seven career starts against the Cincinnati Reds. Third baseman Todd Frazier is 4 for 9 with a homer against the San Francisco Giants left-hander. WESTWARD...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Madison Bumgarner might have trouble complying with SF chewing tobacco ban

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee recently signed a law banning the use of chewing tobacco at all athletic facilities in the city, including the Giants’ AT&T Park. This might be an issue for one very prominent Giant, according to the San Francisco Chronicle:“Madison Bumgarner said he enjoys dipping and won’t stop because of the ban…”Bumgarner did, however, say that he’s...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco bans smokeless tobacco at sporting events

Chewing tobacco has long been associated with baseball. What’s known as dip has been used by managers and players for years, despite the serious harmful side effects. One baseball town has had enough, as the LA Times reports the city of San Francisco has prohibited the use of smokeless tobacco in all sporting venues – which in turn makes the Giants the first team in the MLB...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco smokeless tobacco at sporting events

Chewing tobacco has long been associated with baseball. What’s known as dip has been used by managers and players for years, despite the serious harmful side effects. One baseball town has had enough, as the LA Times reports the city of San Francisco has prohibited the use of smokeless tobacco in all sporting venues – which in turn makes the Giants the first team in the MLB...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ozuna's homer leads Marlins past Bumgarner, Giants 6-2

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Marcell Ozuna homered off Madison Bumgarner in a three-run fourth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Saturday night. Jeff Baker and Adeiny Hechavarria added RBI doubles in the fourth and Donovan Solano hit a two-run double in the eighth to help the Marlins win for the 12th time in their past 17 games in San Francisco. David Phelps...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco mayor signs law banning chewing tobacco at ballparks

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco Giants. Players and the manager of the team expressed support for the ordinance signed into law by Mayor Ed Lee on Friday but also concern about breaking the chewing habit. The ordinance, which will take effect...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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