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Is Madison Bumgarner the Giants' new ace?

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07:48 PM ET 04.26 | Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants new ace? It's an interesting question to ponder upon with Matt Cain struggling (6.59 ERA) and Ryan Vogelsong struggling a bit less (5.68 ERA). Throw Tim Lincecum into that mix, and you have a hard puzzle to solve. Lincecum has been a mystery since the beginning of last year. And at this point, the Giants have come to the realization that he is far from reclaiming his ace status and will continue to be a mystery every five days. Only the most steadfast Giants fans are stuck in the fascination that he will one day return to the 2008-09 Lincecum. But for Cain and Vogelsong, specifically Cain, to be struggling, that's a horse of a different of color. Now, Cain's status as the Giants' ace is suddenly in question, at least for the moment, and Vogelsong, who was the symbol of consistency, has lost that billing. And in the meantime, Bumgarner is a 3-0 on the strength of a 1.87 ERA. With a run or two more runs of support, he could easily have a perfect 5-0 mark.

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April 27, 2013  02:43 AM ET

I think anyone who watched MadBum come up knew it was just a matter of time before he became the ace. The kid is something special.

April 27, 2013  02:55 AM ET
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I think anyone who watched MadBum come up knew it was just a matter of time before he became the ace. The kid is something special.

Homer.

April 27, 2013  03:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think anyone who watched MadBum come up knew it was just a matter of time before he became the ace. The kid is something special.

Agreed.

April 27, 2013  07:22 AM ET
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I think anyone who watched MadBum come up knew it was just a matter of time before he became the ace. The kid is something special.

I thought you couldn't say "MadBums" in SF.

April 27, 2013  08:13 AM ET
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I thought you couldn't say "MadBums" in SF.

Just not in the bath house district.

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April 27, 2013  05:36 PM ET

Nothing fazes this guy. Big country kid with a heart of Carolina... In 2 WS games, he is up there with the best....

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