Madison Bumgarner allowed three runs on two hits while walking six and taking a no-decision in Saturday's 11-inning loss to the A's.
Advice: Just a nightmare of a day in terms of control for the veteran ace. No frame proved more frustrating than the fifth for Bumgarner. He came out to start that frame, but would not record an out before being relieved of duty, issuing four walks in the frame, including two which drove in runs with the bases loaded. To put Mad-Bum's six free passes in context, his previous highest walk tally for a start was four back on June 16. He had not issued more than three walks in any of his previous five outings before tossing them out like candy at a parade on Saturday. Bumgarner will look for a considerably crisper performance when he brings his 3.19 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 46/23 K/BB ratio (53 2/3 innings) into a home date with the Brewers next time out.