On Wednesday, the sports network announced the finalists for the annual awards gala, but left Bumgarner – the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year – out of the running for the top individual prize among men. Here’s a look at the numbers four players ESPN thought were more worthy of the ESPY:
Los Angeles has lost all six games at AT&T Park this season, getting shut out the last three games in a row
Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer, and Buster Posey added a two-run shot off Jason Marquis on Friday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 10-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in a game played uninterrupted while an outfield smokestack burned for an inning.
Madison Bumgarner pitched eight sharp innings in his fifth career matchup against Clayton Kershaw and batterymate Buster Posey homered, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.
The Giants ace likes to take his hacks and took umbrage at Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer who suggested the designated hitter be applied in both leagues after Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainright suffered a season-ending rupture of his Achillies’ tendon during an at-bat.
Injuries to a pair of star pitchers have renewed the call to add the designated hitter to Major League Baseball’s National League. While some pitchers have come out in support of the idea, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is having no part of it.
Third base umpire and crew chief Fieldin Culbreth let Blanco stay on third despite Don Mattingly’s argument, Joe Panik hit a game-ending sacrifice fly moments later with the Dodgers in a five-man infield, and the San Francisco Giants edged Los Angeles 3-2 Wednesday night.
This is the first time in Major League Baseball history the reigning regular-season MVP will oppose the World Series MVP as starters.
Madison Bumgarner pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants opened defense of their third World Series title in five years with a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.
We don’t need an ad to tell us the San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner is hero, but it’s always great to see him in action.