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Madison Bumgarner (SP)

San Francisco Giants - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: L

Madison Bumgarner allowed only one hit in a complete-game shutout for the Giants on Sunday, striking out 14 batters without a walk. Bumgarner has nine quality starts in his last 10 starts and has not allowed a run in 15 July innings. He has a 10-4 and 1.94 ERA this season.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner was dominant on Sunday to cap a sub-2.00 ERA first half where he had a 0.96 WHIP. He did allow home runs in five consecutive starts earlier last month, but has limited baserunners throughout the season to limit damage.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed four hits and two walks in six scoreless innings for the Giants against the Rockies on Tuesday, but San Francisco lost 7-3, leaving Bumgarner without a win. Bumgarner wrapped up June with seven runs allowed in his last two starts, but had five quality starts in his six June starts. He has a 2.09 ERA this season and will face the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner is one of the top pitchers and should continue to be valued that way. Current Diamondbacks' hitters have a .700 OPS in 216 at-bats against the left-handed pitcher.


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Madison Bumgarner went 6.1 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out four and walked none.

Fantasy Impact: Another case of Bochy leaving Bumgarner in for too long, as he hit 100 pitches and almost immediately gave up a two-run shot. Bumgarner is a workhorse, but given the damage to him has been done late in his outings, it would be wise for Bruce Bochy to pull him sooner rather than later. He is still an SP1, even if the last two lines have not reflected that fact.


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Madison Bumgarner dealt a loss

Sun, Jun 26th 1:17am EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Madison Bumgarner went 6.1 IP, yielding three earned runs. He struck out seven and walked one as the Giants fell 3-2 to the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner got just a bit too much of a leash and hung himself with it. He was approaching 100 pitches as the seventh inning opened, and he struggled, allowing a hit and a bomb. If Bruce Bochy had turned to the bullpen slightly earlier, this would have turned out different. There aren't any issues with Bum, he was just left out too long.


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Madison Bumgarner went eight innings, yielding a home run to Erik Kratz and scattering four other hits. He walked two and struck out eight.

Fantasy Impact: The Kratz home run was the only run of the game, with Jeff Locke and the Pirates bullpen combining to blank the Giants. MadBum is locked in, with his ERA going down yet again to a miniscule 1.85. He's creeping up the SP leaderboard but will top out at #5 with Kershaw, Arrieta, Scherzer and Sale locked in as the top four.


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Madison Bumgarner went eight strong innings, allowing four hits and one walk. He struck out eight and earned the victory.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner allowed a home run to Jonathon Lucroy and basically kept his nose clean the rest of the night. Bumgarner has been so dominant this season that two runs in eight innings raised his ERA from 1.88 to 1.91. He's averaging 10.36 K/9 and has a WHIP of just about one. He's just below the big four pitchers, but is a bona fide fantasy stud. He should continue to roll at home against Pittsburgh next Monday.


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Madison Bumgarner pitched six innings against the Red Sox on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and striking out five batters in the no-decision. His ERA dipped further to 1.88 and he now has a 1.07 WHIP and 99 strikeouts in 86 innings this season. Bumgarner will face the Brewers on June 14 in his next start.

Fantasy Impact: Although he was matched by David Price through six innings on Wednesday, Bumgarner is still a fringe top-five SP and has pitched at least six innings in each of his last 10 starts, allowing less than two earned runs in each of those starts. He has held hitters to a .208 batting average and his 10.4 strikeouts per nine would be the best of his career and mark the fifth straight season that he boosted his strikeouts per nine. The current Brewers are surprisingly very successful against Bumgarner, posting a .874 OPS, so it might be a good idea to fade him next Tuesday.


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Madison Bumgarner pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Braves on Thursday, striking out 11 batters and hitting a two-run home run. Bumgarner has allowed one run or fewer in each of his last five starts. He has a 1.91 ERA this season and will face the Red Sox on June 8.

Fantasy Impact: Since allowing four runs in five innings on April 15, Bumgarner has strung together nine straight quality starts, allowing two runs or fewer in each start. On top of his mastery in limiting runs, Bumgarner also has 94 strikeouts in 80 innings to go along with his 7-2 record and 1.09 WHIP. Bumgarner has little experience against the Red Sox, but has allowed home runs to Ryan Hanigan, Josh Rutledge, and Chris Young, yielding a .917 OPS in 74 at-bats.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed only one run in six innings in Colorado on Saturday. He gave up five hits and two walks, striking out six. He did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Clayton Kershaw and Jake Arrieta are the only starters who are definitely ahead of Madison Bumgarner in the rankings at this point. He's having one of the best seasons of his career and should be valued as a top-tier ace.


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Madison Bumgarner defeats the Cubs

Sun, May 22nd 10:52pm EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Madison Bumgarner won 1-0 as he struck out six, walked two, gave up three hits and knocked in the only run of the game on a double.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner's heavy playoff usage was a concern, but he has been a horse in every sense of the word. He's locked in as an SP1. In his last seven games, he is sporting a 1.58 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and has 51 strikeouts in 45.2 IP. He's a fantasy monster and the Giaints rounding into shape will get you more wins.


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Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game against the Padres on Tuesday, allowing only one run on five hits, striking out 11. Bumgarner is now 5-2 with a 2.45 ERA.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner's on a roll these days, allowing two runs or fewer in each of his last six starts. His strikeout rate is off the charts this season, with 71 Ks in 58 2/3 innings. He's a top-5 starter, and obviously should be in your starting lineup every week, regardless of matchup.


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Madison Bumgarner left with the lead, yielding one run through 6 2/3 innings pitched. He struck out five, but walked four. A blown save by Santiago Casilla denied him the win.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has allowed four or more runs only twice this season and is a bona fide ace. He is living up to his ADP in a major way, but it doesn't appear as though he will break through to a top-five SP.


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Madison Bumgarner has earned three wins in a row after falling to 1-2 on the season on April 20 and has pitched six or more innings in four consecutive starts after averaging 5 1/3 innings pitched in his first three starts. His WHIP is still inflated at 1.33 because he has allowed a hit per inning this season, but he has 55 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched this season. He will pitch against Toronto on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner fell victim to the home run early, allowing five home runs in his first four starts, but has not allowed a home run in three starts and had 10 strikeouts in his last start on Friday against the Rockies. His very high hits per nine is alarming, but he still has a 3.93 K:BB ratio, as he has the second-most strikeouts in the National League, his four wins rank third in the National League. He does not have a lot of experience against Blue Jays hitters, but Troy Tulowitzki has owned Bumgarner, hitting .379 with two home runs in 29 at-bats.


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Madison Bumgarner moved to 2-2 on the season with his win over the Padres. The LHP allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and nine strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: The strikeouts and W saved the day for Bumgarner, who wasn't exactly dominant in a prime matchup. His ratios have been a bit underwhelming to start the season, but he's struck out 38 batters in just under 30 innings pitched.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed only two runs on five hits and a walk, striking out nine. He went seven innings in the Giants' 2-1 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner and the Giants were the unfortunate recipients of a Zack Greinke bounce-back game. On any other day, he would have gotten the win. So far this season, he carries a 3.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP, which are astronomical for Bumgarner, but his HR/FB% is twice his career average and his BABIP is 30 points higher than average. Just point out his abnormally high walk rate and buy him low, just don't tell your opponent that so far this season, he has the highest K/9 of his career. His ERA and WHIP will get back in line.


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Madison Bumgarner gave up six hits and a walk while striking out eight. His only run allowed was when he struck Scott Van Slyke with the bases loaded.

Fantasy Impact: MadBum played great, but the story was Madsion Bumgarner becoming the first player to hit multiple home runs off Clayton Kershaw since the beginning of last season. Bumgarner had nearly 100 pitches through six, so his pitch count needs to come down to get deeper in games, but he's a no-doubt SP1. He did not earn a win thanks to Santiago Casilla.


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Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his first start of the season, throwing five innings while walking five and yielding as many hits. He struck out six and gave up three earned runs. He earned the win, despite his efforts.

Fantasy Impact: MadBum could not find the strike zone to save his life, and he walked home a run in the first for only the second time in his career. He got off to an extremely rocky start, with a double play saving him from more damage in the first inning. Bumgarner is currently in the midst of a flu, and he worked through injuries in Spring Training, where he struggled. This may present a buy-low opportunity for you. He should be dialed in when he takes on the Dodgers this weekend in San Francisco.


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Madison Bumgarner roughed up

Sun, Mar 20th 12:46am EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Madison Bumgarner gave up five earned runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched against the A's. He struck out four and walked none.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner had a start skipped due to foot and torso injuries, but this outing is likely him showing rust from skipping that start as he got going. While he was knocked around, not walking a batter and getting four of his eight outs all by his lonesome is encouraging. His recent workload is a factor, but he is a SP1 in all formats.


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Madison Bumgarner will be sidelined for at least one Spring Training start due to a pair of injuries, one to his foot and another to his oblique. The starter called the ailments minor, adding that he still expects to be ready for Opening Day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Oblique injuries are always concerning, as they tend to linger, but Bumgarner and the team are confident this won't be an extended issue. Owners and those considering Bumgarner will want to monitor reports.


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Madison Bumgarner struck out three of his seven batters faced, and gave up one run in 2.0 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: MadBum picked up where he left off, allowing only one hit and no walks (the hit was a solo home run to Eugenio Suarez). Bumgarner is currently within the top-five by ECR and is a surefire ace this year. His only concern is the toll already placed on his arm by deep playoff runs.


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Madison Bumgarner left Thursday night's game against the San Diego Padres with seven innings pitched and the lead, but earned a no decision after the bullpen lost the lead. He gave up three runs, courtesy of a three-run HR by Padres catcher Derek Norris, on three hits. Bumgarner also struck out nine batters.

Fantasy Impact: Since the All-Star break, Madison Bumgarner has averaged 10.33 strikeouts per nine innings pitched. Thursday night was another strong effort from Bumgarner even though the bullpen couldn't hold on to the win for him. Bumgarner has two more starts left in the regular season and it would not be a surprise to see him get to 20 wins.


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San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner took the loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday after giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits over eight innings pitched. Bumgarner also walked three and struck out seven.

Fantasy Impact: According to ESPN Stats and Info (@ESPNStatsInfo), Bumgarner has the most losses (3) in the MLB when going 8 IP and giving up two earned runs or fewer. It would have been hard for him to improve off his last outing where he had a near perfect game giving up only one hit against the San Diego Padres. This was another quality start for Bumgarner and there's no reason to expect any less from him after what he's done the past month.


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Madison Bumgarner has two quality starts in his three starts this month, including a one-hit complete game shutout on September 12. Bumgarner has 20 strikeouts and has only walked two batters this month.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has eight quality starts in his last 10 starts and has a 2.29 ERA in the second half. Bumgarner's 1.01 WHIP and 6.63 K:BB ratio has made him a top-five SP this season and he has a 2.91 ERA for the season. His second half statistics are on par with Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw, all while leading fantasy teams to the playoffs.


Madison Bumgarner was excellent Tuesday night with a stat line that usually would pick up the win, unfortunately he was facing stud pitcher Zach Greinke, The Giants fell to the Dodgers 2-1 and Bumgarner fell to 16-7 on the year. He allowed two runs off eight hits in seven innings while recording eight strikeouts. The loss snapped his five game winning streak. His ERA now sits at 2.96 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: It's no secret Bumgarner is one of the best in the game. Fans who enjoy great pitching were in for a treat as Bumgarner fell just short of matching Greinke. He is still an obvious lock on your fantasy lineups and is usually worth the price in daily leagues because of his high strikeout potential. Take this loss with a grain of salt as Bumgarner is still pitching brilliantly.


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San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner shut down the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon in a 9-1 win. He gave up two hits and one run in the second inning then retired 12 of his next 13 batters. Bumgarner struck out 12 batters through six innings of work.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner improved his record to 16-6 on the season and has struck out 12+ in three of his last four starts. He has pitched 31.2 innings in August with an impressive 1.42 ERA and 0.73 WHIP. The former World Series MVP is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday vs. the LA Dodgers.


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San Francisco Giants World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner pitched a three-hit shutout and struck out 14 in a win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday. On top of his brilliant outing, Bumgarner added a home run and double of his own at the plate to cap a 5-0 victory and series sweep.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has been electric so far in August. Since his last outing in July, giving up six runs against the Texas Rangers, he has pitched 25 1/3 innings with 35 strikeouts and has only gave up two runs. He is putting up the types of statistics that will boost your fantasy team in all major pitching categories. More importantly, Bumgarner is hitting his stride at the right time of the year with many fantasy playoffs starting within the next few weeks.


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Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game allowing just five hits and no walks. He struck out 12 batters and allowed just one run.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner pitched well when San Francisco Giants needed it the most, and stopped the 4-game skid. I would note that you should always have him in your lineup, but that would be a waste of time.


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Madison Bumgarner will get the start tonight against the Houston Astros. He will also be trying to reverse the four-game skid that the Cubs laid on the Giants. Who better to have in this must-have game than "Mad Bum"

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner is easy a top-five pitcher in all of baseball. On the season, he has a 3.26 ERA with 12 wins and six losses. He also has struck out 148 batters in 145.1 innings. He may struggle a bit with the Astros, but being in San Francisco should even things out for him, as the Giants play in one of the deeper parks in baseball.


Madison Bumgarner was charged with one run on seven hits and no walks. He struck out nine in 7 1/3 innings. He did give up seven hits and threw 116 pitches, and continued the San Francisco Giants winning streak.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner has been his dominating self this season. He has a 12-6 record with a 3.39 ERA and has 139 strikeouts in 138 innings. Any questions about his arm wearing thin because of his Playoff and World Series performances can be tossed out the window. This guy is plastic man.


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Madison Bumgarner had complete control on Wednesday in the Giants' 6-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. Last season's World Series MVP gave up one earned run and struck out nine over 7 1/3 innings in the series finale.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner had great command of his pitches while throwing 81 strikes of 116 pitches and not walking a single batter. His next two starts will be at home against two playoff contenders; the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. Bumgarner is 5-2 at AT&T Park with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed six runs on nine hits in seven innings against the Rangers on Friday. He had no walks and eight strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: While fantasy owners can take some solace in Bummy getting in the strikeouts even on a bad day, there should be a little concern with a small case of gopheritis. Bumgarner gave up a pair of two-run homers, one in the first and one in the second, before settling down for five scoreless innings. Bumgarner is undoubtedly still an ace, but his struggles in July (4.85 ERA, two six-run outings, only one QS) are worrying.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed six runs on eight hits in five innings against the Nationals on Saturday. He had one walk and four strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Bummy didn't have his usual stuff right from the get go, giving up two home runs in the first inning, including one to the leadoff batter on the first pitch. However, while the outing did result in a hit to Bumgarner's ERA (2.99 to 3.34), it came after four excellent starts, and those are what you should continue to expect from the ace.


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Madison Bumgarner has gone through seven innings and is just straight out dealing. He has allowed only three hits, no runs, has not allowed a walk, and has sent 13 batters to the bench on strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner is just doing what he does, and what he does is dominate hitters. Continue to play him as you would, and if you didn't today, then you should take a week off and reflect on the errors of your way.


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Madison Bumgarner's turn in the rotation for the San Francisco Giants. For one of the better pitchers in the MLB, being at home just adds to his toughness to get knocked around. His home ERA is 2.53 and is 2-2 while being in San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact: Madison Bumgarner is not only tough at home, but he is facing a team that is struggling, and have one worst offenses in the National league, as they are currently ranked 10th.


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Madison Bumgarner is set to start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Bumgarner will square off against Felix Hernandez, and the game should be exciting as two of the game's top pitcher's go head to head. (Source: Seattle Mariners on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mariners have a lot of power hitters like Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano, but Bumgarner is pitching at an elite level in 2015. The Giants offense will struggle against Hernandez, but Bumgarner should turn in a solid effort today. In 2015, Bumgarner has 85.1 IP, 79 K, 7 W, a 3.16 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.


Madison Bumgarner is set to start on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners. Bumgarner will square off against Felix Hernandez, and the game should be exciting as two of the game's top pitcher's go head to head. (Source: Seattle Mariners on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mariners have a lot of power in players like Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano, but Bumgarner is pitching at an elite level. The Giants offense will struggle against Hernandez, but Bumgarner should turn in a solid effort today. In 2015, Bumgarner has 85.1 IP, 79 K, 7 W, a 3.16 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.


Madison Bumgarner has been a force on the mound for the Giants this year, despite having blips at times. In 77.1 IP, "Madbum" has racked up 72 strikeouts. The Giants bullpen has been excellent all year, especially with the emergence of rookie pitcher Chris Heston.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has retained his status as a must-start pitcher. With an average draft position of 29.9, Bumgarner has proved his worth after his incredible showing in last year's World Series. In 2014, Bumgarner pitched for 18 wins and 219 strikeouts. 2015 could prove to be an even better result for the reigning AP Male Athlete of the Year.


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Buster Posey had a solid night against the Mets. In five AB, Posey tallied three hits, including one double. Posey's solid game was outshone by something more historic, rookie pitcher Chris Heston throwing a no-hitter.

Fantasy Impact: Posey is batting .293 on the season so far, and is in the running to be in this year's All-Star game. With nine home runs and 31 RBI, Posey solidifies his must-start status on a nightly basis.


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Madison Bumgarner allowed five earned runs on six hits in eight innings against the Phillies on Saturday. He also had 11 strikeouts in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: It was a mixed day for Bummy, as he was excellent, at least when not giving up home runs. All five runs he gave up came on the long ball, a grand salami in the fourth by Francoeur, and a solo shot by Blanco in the eighth. The rest of the game he was on point, striking out 11. Bumgarner remains an ace, just an unpredictable one.


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MadBum got the Quality Start right on the nose, going six innings and allowing three runs.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner wasn't his usually dominant self, walking two and striking out three. He gave up a home run to Aramis Ramirez. His ERA is up to 3.00 on the season, which is still dominant. He gets the woeful Braves Sunday, which should see him put up a ton of strikeouts.


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Madison Bumgarner goes yard

Thu, May 21st 5:01pm EDT
By Michael Valverde

Madison Bumgarner is doing his normal pitching thing, in shutting down the opponent's hitting. Bumgarner also decided that it would be nice to add a nice topping to his stellar pitching day, by taking Clayton Kershaw deep for the first run of the game.

Fantasy Impact: Most leagues don't count for pitchers hitting, but if you're in a league that does, congratulations, you're getting a double-dip of action today.


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This is round three of this matchup of the NL West's best starting pitchers in Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw. Madison Bumgarner is 2-0 in the first couple of matchups, allowing three earned runs in 14.1 innings pitched.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner has been up-and-down this year, but is averaging more than a strikeout per inning against the Boys in Blue this year. He's a set-and-forget starter for you in your seasonal leagues, but his matchup gives him a bump down in daily fantasy. Taking on Kershaw and the Dodgers lowers his chance for a win. The 12:45 PM start isn't usual for an NL West matchup, check to make sure he's slotted in your daily league lineups so you don't miss out on his start.


Madison Bumgarner bounces back

Thu, Apr 23rd 1:35am EDT
By Jeff Krisko

Madison Bumgarner allowed the only two runs the Dodgers earned on a home run to Alex Guerrero on his last pitch. He struck out six, walked one, and scattered six hits.

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner escaped a jam, but was great most of the night. He mostly outdueled Clayton Kershaw, but ended with a no decision as Alex Guerrero tied the game on Bumgarner's last pitch. He looked like vintage MadBum tonight, and the window to buy low on him from early struggles may be closing. Bumgarner and Kershaw get a rematch on Monday in Los Angeles.


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Bumgarner gave up 10 hits, struck out four and gave up five earned runs.

Fantasy Impact: The 5 earned runs are the most Bumgarner had allowed since June 27 last season. Granted, that came in 6.0 IP to tonight's 3. This isn't a very Bumgarner start, and it can be chalked up to being "just one of those days." Madbum is locked in as a top-fifteen pitcher, and tonight shouldn't scare you away from him in the future.


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Madison Bumgarner and James Shields will go toe-to-toe again. They faced off twice during the 2014 World Series, and this will be their third matchup in their last four starts. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner was impressive in his first start of the season at Arizona, and has a greater chance of impressing versus a sputtering Padres lineup in spacious PetCo Park. Going back to the World Series, Bumgarner has allowed two runs in his last five appearances.


Madison Bumgarner gave up one run on six hits, one walk and struck out three in seven innings en route to earning his first win of 2015.

Fantasy Impact: MadBum twirled a gem, dominating most of the game. There were some control issues with Bumgarner, highlighted by two HBP (already at 1/3 of his 2014 total) and few strikeouts. His control should get back to form, and it could probably be chalked up to it being opening day. He remains a top-flight starter. He takes on the revamped Padres in PetCo Park this weekend.


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Madison Bumgarner gave up one run on one hit while striking out five over six innings. The lone run came on an Albert Pujols first inning home run. Bumgarner ended his day by retiring 16 straight Angels. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Bumgarner looked to be in ace-form as we near the start of the season. The performance came after a rough outing in which he went two innings against the Diamondbacks. Despite concerns over last season's workload, draft Bumgarner with confidence.


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Madison Bumgarner took the mound for the first time this spring against the Oakland A's and did not fare well. He was knocked around for 3 runs on 5 hits, including a 2-run home run allowed to Marcus Semien.

Fantasy Impact: This outing should not raise any red flags. Bumgarner has been one of the most consistent fantasy aces over the past few seasons and there is no reason to believe that trend won't continue. Bumgarner should go off the board as one of the first five-to-ten starting pitchers in fantasy drafts.


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