Madison Bumgarner Dirt Bike Injury Leaves San Francisco Giants in Dire Straits
Redwoods, the Coit Tower and Golden Gate Park are among the few Northern California landmarks that have proved as durable as Madison Bumgarner over the past several years. Now, in a spectacularly inconvenient accident exacerbating a remarkably poor start, scratch the Giants’ ace lefty from that sturdy list.
Today, following an off-day dirt bike accident in Denver, the redwoods stand taller than Bumgarner.
There are several bleak angles to this that we can break down every which way, but the one that rushes immediately to the forefront, the one the Giants will have the most difficult time working around, is Bumgarner’s durability. This is a Cy Young-caliber pitcher who has shouldered more than 200 innings for six consecutive seasons.