SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner's comeback from a broken finger continues Thursday night when the San Francisco Giants open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres and a pitcher with whom they are quite familiar, Tyson Ross.
The Giants will take a two-game winning streak and the Padres a four-game skid into the series, the third of the season between the National League West rivals. San Diego has won four of the first seven head-to-head games.
Bumgarner (0-2, 4.67 ERA) wasn't around for either of the earlier series against San Diego, having been hurt in his final spring training tuneup. He's made just three starts since being activated off the disabled list, with the Giants having lost all three games.