Giants fans lament on Twitter as Bumgarner will miss 'significant' time

Giants fans lament on Twitter as Bumgarner will miss 'significant' time

Giants fans lament on Twitter as Bumgarner will miss 'significant' time

He'll undergo surgery on Saturday to insert pins in his pinky knuckle, a procedure that could require a four-to-six-week recovery period before he's cleared to throw again. No timetable has been set, but some estimates are expecting it'll be six to eight weeks.

Kansas City second baseman Whit Merrifield led off the top of the third inning and hit a come-backer right to Bumgarner, who put both hands up in anticipation of the ball. He added that his teammates can handle it as well. In 231 career starts, he's pitched to a 3.01 earned-run average with a 1.097 WHIP and a 4.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

"Horrible news for us", he told reporters Friday. During his tumultuous run with the Giants previous year, he missed almost three months on the disabled list after spraining his shoulder and bruising his ribs in a dirt bike accident.

Bumgarner, the 2014 World Series MVP, missed almost three months last season after a dirt bike accident on April 20 during an off day in Colorado.

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The Spring Training start was to be Bumgarner's last before facing Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Opening Day.

Friday's injury is a big blow to San Francisco as they attempt to rebound from a last place finish last season in the National League West losing 98 games. "I have nothing else to say about it".

Bochy was visibly upset about the Samardzija injury saying he did not want to speak about it since it was such bad news.

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