Every September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won’t regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today–and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories–but he’s also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.
Madison Bumgarner homered in his second straight start and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning.
The San Francisco Giants recent success on the field are making their players a lot more recognizable and their merchandise much more in demand. Here are three Giants players fans can’t get enough of, based on their jersey sales for the first half of the 2015 season.
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.