Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced late Friday night that Madison Bumgarner would not pitch in Sunday’s season finale against the Dodgers, effectively ending Bumgarner’s season.
Bruce Bochy told #Giants media that Madison Bumgarner will not make his scheduled start v #Dodgers on Sunday. His season is complete (and he is a potential free agent this offseason).
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) September 28, 2019
This means that the Dodgers, and Max Muncy, will not get a follow-up to Muncy and Bumgarner’s famous confrontation from June. Mad Max sent a moonshot out of the ballpark and into McCovey cove, prompting MadBum to lash out at the young Dodgers slugger about admiring his home run, which in turn caused Muncy to tell Bumgarner “go get it out of the ocean.” Truly a moment that Dodger fans won’t forget any time soon.
“Bumgarner said ‘don’t watch the ball, run’ – and I just told him if he doesn’t want me to watch the ball, go get it out of the ocean.”
– Max Muncy
— Sports ReUp (@SportsReUp) June 9, 2019
In addition to ending Bumgarner’s season, this may also mark the end of his time in San Francisco, as he was heavily involved in trade rumors throughout 2019 and at the trade deadline. The Giants are going into a full rebuild and going all in on the future, one that probably doesn’t include the four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion.
The Giants have yet to announce their starter for Sunday, although it may be irrelevant considering the Dodgers are currently in cruise control ahead of the NLDS while San Francisco is 27 games behind.