San Francisco Giants: What Will Their Rotation Look Like Post-Trade Deadline?

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Madison Bumgarner

Jun 1, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA;San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during game two of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Much like Cain, Bumgarner has strung together a couple good starts to offset a May in which he posted a 5.17 ERA. In his last 14 innings (two starts), he’s allowed just two runs. That equates to a 1.29 ERA. And for the year, his ERA sits at 3.25, which leads the Giants’ rotation. Good, not great.

Bumgarner’s recent success comes thanks to a few minor tweaks to his approach. Per Brooks Baseball, the lefty has used his fastball less and his slider slightly less. Instead, he’s using his developing change-up and sinker more, especially to righties.

So again, the top two spots in the Giants’ rotation will remain the same. If anything, it will be a simply flip. But that’s it.