Both are now a reality for Madison Bumgarner, whose dirt biking accident on April 20 resulted in bruised ribs and a low-level left shoulder sprain.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner suffered an injury in a rather unique way that will probably annoy his bosses. He will miss six-to-eight weeks with the injury, according to the MLB Network.
This lack of offense resulted in Bumgarner miserable 0-3 record, despite a dazzling 3.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts through 27 innings pitched.
Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star, could be sidelined for two months or longer.
The Giants, who have started the year 6-10, did not need to lose their best pitcher to an injury.
There are several bleak angles to this that we can break down every which way, but the one that rushes immediately to the forefront, the one the Giants will have the most hard time working around, is Bumgarner's durability.
Bumgarner was released from the hospital and the team said he was resting at their Denver-area hotel on Friday.
The Giants' 2017 season was already off to sputtering start, but a manageable slump turned calamitous on Friday.
The plan is for him to remain with the team in Denver.
The Giants have called up right-hander Chris Stratton from Triple-A Sacramento to take Bumgarner's spot on the roster. As the San Jose Mercury News notes, Bumgarner was put on the 10-day DL, "but he is nearly certain to be sidelined well beyond that". He could be a call-up candidate if the team doesn't want to roll with Blach in the rotation for the long-term.