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After Madison Bumgarner’s fall from grace, are the Giants done?

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is headed to the disabled list after injuring his ribs and left shoulder in a dirt bike accident.
After Madison Bumgarner’s fall from grace, are the Giants done?

SAN FRANCISCO – Call it a dirt-bike fall, a fall from grace, a downfall, whatever the term, there will be lingering fallout for the San Francisco Giants from Madison Bumgarner’s ill-fated off-day adventure last week in Colorado.

With a National League-worst 6-13 record, the Giants are off to their lousiest 19-game start in more than a century, matched only by the 1983 team, which finished fifth in the National League West.

Even when he wasn’t scheduled to pitch last weekend against the Colorado Rockies, it would be naïve to suggest the demoralizing loss of Bumgarner to a left-shoulder injury had nothing to do with the Giants getting swept at Coors Field while being outscored 26-8.

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