Saturday Farm Report: Mad Bum Begins Rehab vs. Albuquerque Saturday
Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star and the 2014 World Series MVP, will begin his rehab assignment by starting for Triple-A Sacramento against the Rockies Triple-A affiliate Albuquerque.
Bumgarner suffered a broken little finger on his left hand fielding a comebacker during a spring training game March 23. He threw batting practice to his teammates at AT&T Park last weekend, and threw a simulated game when the Giants were in Houston on Tuesday.
In what is expected to be the first of three rehab assignments, Bumgarner is scheduled to throw 45 pitches.
In Friday's Games
AAA Colorado Springs (26-23) won 12-2 at Sacramento. Shortstop Garrett Hampson's three-run home run keyed a 10-run ninth inning. Scott Oberg, who gave up single runs in the seventh and eighth innings in a relief appearances, wound up with the win. The two runs in two innings raised his ERA to 1.88. Brett Oberholtzer started and worked six shutout innings. He is 1-1 in his last three starts with a 2.00 ERA.
AA Hartford (25-22) lost 10-3 at New Hampshire, the Yard Goats ninth loss in 10 games with New Hampshire this season. Bo Bichette, whose father Dante was a star with the original Rockies, led the New Hampshire offense with a three-run home run, two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., son of the Hall of Fame outfielder, had three hits, including a home run, in raising his Eastern League-leading average to .435. Brian Mundell led Hartford with three hits, including a home run. Jack Wynkoop (2-4) allowed six runs on 11 hits in five-plus innings, striking out one without a walk.
High A Lancaster (23-25) lost 9-4 against Stockton. Logan Longwith (1-4, 8.18) faced the minimum 12 batters the first four innings, but was charged with six runs in Stockton's seven-run seventh. Longwith gave up three runs and left the bases loaded for reliever Salvador Justo, who began his performance by giving up a grand slam to Skye Bolt. Roberto Ramos hit his Lancaster-high 12th home run.
Low A Asheville (19-26) won 6-4 against Lexington, the Tourists fifth win in six games. Garrett Schilling became the first Tourists pitcher to work eight innings in claiming the victory when Asheville rallied for four runs in the seventh on RBI singles by Casey Golden and Chad Spanberger, and RBI doubles from Steven Linkous and Bret Boswell. Golden also homered to lead off the fourth. Spanberger was 3-for-4. Schilling (3-1). the Rockies 18th-round draft choice last June out of Xavier, has lowered his ERA to 2.77, allowing four earned runs in 19 innings his last three starts.