Watch: Madison Bumgarner receives ovation in return to Giants
Madison Bumgarner received a warm reception at AT&T Park in his return to the San Francisco Giants’ rotation.
Bumgarner was placed on the 60-day disabled list after suffering a fractured left pinky during spring training. On Tuesday, Bumgarner made his season debut and received an ovation as he walked out to the pitcher’s mound prior to the first inning.
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Last week, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Bumgarner’s rehab process could be accelerated after a strong outing. There was speculation Bumgarner could start on Friday. While that did not happen, fans didn’t have wait much longer to see their four-time All-Star.
The Giants have managed to stay afloat without their ace and went into Tuesday’s game just 1.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.