Madison Bumgarner exits D-backs’ loss with groin injury

May 17, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Diamondbacks left-hander Madison Bumgarner left Arizona’s Monday game against the host Los Angeles Dodgers after four innings because of a left adductor spasm.

There was no update on Bumgarner’s status during the game, but manager Torey Lovullo confirmed the pitcher’s injury afterward. Bumgarner threw 80 pitches and was not particularly sharp, giving up two runs on two hits with four walks and five strikeouts.

After facing four batters in the fourth inning, Bumgarner could be seen talking to members of the coaching staff in the dugout. Left-hander Caleb Smith replaced him in the fifth inning and was given as many pitches as he needed to warm up.

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The Dodgers got a run off Bumgarner in the second inning on a home run from Will Smith and one in the third inning on an RBI single from Albert Pujols. The Dodgers officially signed Pujols on Monday after he was released by the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month.

The Dodgers held on for a 3-1 victory, with Bumgarner taking the loss.

Bumgarner, 31, entered Monday’s outing off one of the best five-start runs of his career. He was 4-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 34 strikeouts over those five starts and 30 innings. For the season, he is now 4-3 with a 4.15 ERA.

–Field Level Media