Update #2 (10:32 PM EDT): The Giants tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh when Brandon Belt hit a two-run double. Bumgarner proceeded to strike out Yasmany Tomas, but Jake Lamb broke up the no-hit bid with a line drive single to right field.
Update (10:11 PM EDT): In a brisk eight-pitch seventh inning, Bumgarner struck out Michael Bourn, then induced consecutive ground outs — 6-3 and 5-3, respectively — from Paul Goldschmidt and Welington Castillo. He’s two innings away from completing a no-hitter.
Madison Bumgarner, who has been replaced on the National League All-Star roster because of starting on Sunday night, is in the midst of a no-hit bid against the Diamondbacks. The lefty was working on a perfect game until a fielding error by Gregor Blanco with two outs in the fifth inning. Thus far, Bumgarner has faced one over the minimum, walking none and striking out 12 on 86 pitches over six innings.
The Giants gave Bumgarner some early run support, scoring twice in the first inning against D’Backs starter Archie Bradley. Buster Posey hit an RBI single and Brandon Crawford brought in the second run on a sacrifice fly.
If Bumgarner can finish the no-hitter, it would be the second of the season and the Giants’ first since Chris Heston on June 9 last year against the Mets. Bumgarner, shockingly, has yet to toss a no-hitter in his career.
We’ll keep you updated as Bumgarner attempts to keep the Diamondbacks hitless in the final three innings.
NEW YORK — Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time.
The move was retroactive to Wednesday and Boone described the strain as mild after an MRI revealed the injury. To replace Judge on the roster, Thairo Estrada was recalled from the Yankees’ alternate site in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Judge began Friday leading the majors with nine homers and tied with Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon for the major league lead with 20 RBIs.
“It’s something that I think he really wants to try and work through here and kind of wants to be out here and feels like it’s a day-to-day thing which it may very well be, but I just think obviously it goes without saying how important a player Aaron is to us,” Boone said.
Boone had said last weekend’s series on the artificial turf in Tampa Bay took its toll on the 6-foot-7 outfielder.
Judge joined Giancarlo Stanton as the second Yankees slugger to land on the injured list this. Stanton was placed on the IL with a strained hamstring after getting hurt in the second game of last Saturday’s doubleheader.
“We’ve lost two MVP-caliber players,” Boone said. “Obviously that is a blow, especially two guys that playing well as they are right now.”
Judge was pulled for a pinch hitter during Tuesday night’s win over Atlanta and didn’t play Wednesday. The Yankees were off Thursday.
The 28-year-old All-Star missed time during July’s training camp because of a stiff neck.
The 2017 AL Rookie of the Year hit 27 homers in each of the last two seasons, both of them interrupted by injuries. His right wrist was broken when he was hit by a pitch in 2018 and he went on the injured list for two months last year with a left oblique strain.
Judge was diagnosed with a broken rib in March and would not have been ready for the season opener if the season began as scheduled on March 26.