ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

D-backs’ Madison Bumgarner lasts just 2 innings in loss to Padres

Aug 9, 2020, 2:30 PM | Updated: 4:49 pm

Arizona Diamondbacks Madison Bumgarner gave up back to back home runs to San Diego Padres Manny Mac...

Arizona Diamondbacks Madison Bumgarner gave up back to back home runs to San Diego Padres Manny Machado, left, and Fernando Tatis Jr., in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. This was Machado's second solo home run of the game. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

(AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Madison Bumgarner’s struggles as a Diamondback continue.

The pitcher turned in his worst performance of 2020 in Arizona’s 9-5 loss on Sunday.

Lasting just two innings, The D-backs’ ace allowed six earned runs on five hits, four of which were home runs. He struck out two and walked one on 49 pitches (29 strikes).

Bumgarner’s decreased velocity was on display for yet another outing.

Bumgarner was on the ropes from the start, allowing first-inning bombs to both Manny Machado and Wil Myers.

Fernando Tatis Jr. added to the pitcher’s woes in the second inning with a 418-foot homer before Machado deposited his second of the day in to the stands on the back-to-back effort.

Bumgarner entered play Sunday sporting an 0-2 record in his previous three starts. In 15.1 innings pitched, he allowed 15 hits and 13 runs (12 earned), while striking out 11 and walking six.

Replacing Bumgarner was Taylor Widener. The reliever ran into trouble as well, giving up two home runs in the third inning.

The Padres’ bats eventually cooled off, with the combination of Widener, Stefan Crichton and catcher-turned-pitcher for a day Carson Kelly holding San Diego scoreless in the final six frames.

The D-backs’ offense showed some signs of life thanks a solo home run from Kole Calhoun in the seventh inning and two home runs courtesy of shortstop Nick Ahmed and second baseman Andy Young, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit.

BASE HITS

– Prospect Daulton Varsho recorded his first hit of his career, a double in the ninth inning.

Arizona Diamondbacks Andy Young is hit by a pitch from San Diego Padres Dinelson Lamet in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) Arizona Diamondbacks Kole Calhoun watches as San Diego Padres Francisco Mejía's home run stays fair in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Ty France, right, is congratulated by Wil Myers after hitting a solo home run Arizona Diamondbacks' in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Francisco Mejía hits a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks' in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) Arizona Diamondbacks Taylor Widener comes in for relief against the San Diego Padres' in the third inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. celebrates after Manny Machado hit a home run off Arizona Diamondbacks Madison Bumgarner in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. celebrates as he crosses home plate after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet (29) pitches against Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. is congratulated by teammates after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch against San Diego Padres Manny Machado (13) in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres center fielder Wil Myers celebrates with Ty France after hitting a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres Manny Machado, right, is congratulated by Tommy Pham after hitting a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. This was Machado's second solo home run of the game. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres starting pitcher Dinelson Lamet (29) pitches to Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ketel Marte (4) in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) Arizona Diamondbacks Madison Bumgarner gave up back to back home runs to San Diego Padres Manny Machado, left, and Fernando Tatis Jr., in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. This was Machado's second solo home run of the game. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan) San Diego Padres' Wil Myers, right, hits a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Diego. Padres' Ty France also scored on the home run. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

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