An obviously frustrated Torey Lovullo addressed the media after today’s game to discuss the situation and his rotation spot. Here is a transcript of that press conference Q&A
Bumgarner was pulled from the start after allowing 7 earned runs in three innings Wednesday. He gave up seven hits and walked four batters, while striking out two.
Bumgarner currently has a 10.26 ERA on the season.
Will Madison Bumgarner be removed from the rotation?
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Yes, Torey and Hazen have the balls to make this happen.
No, Torey and Hazen do not have the balls to make this happen.
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He hinted that there might be something bothering him physically after his third start of the year against the Marlins last Friday, but he has declined to elaborate.
Asked Wednesday if he was healthy, Bumgarner paused and said, “Sure.”
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“Because of the way he handled it,” Melvin explained. “The way he went to everybody and opened up and was remorseful. And you could tell he was being authentic. He wasn’t just having these conversations just to have them, to check the box. It wasn’t anything like that. And you could feel that.”