Saturday, July 25, 2015

Bumgarner's 9th

He hit the 9th homer of his career today in a glorious 2-1 vic over Oakland.

If he hits another 30, he'll break Wes Ferrell's career record....

Here's part of the story --

SAN FRANCISCO -- Madison Bumgarner recognized a fastball from Chris Bassitt, kept his hands inside the baseball and let the bat do the work.
The ball sailed over the head of A's left fielder Mark Canha and into the outfield bleachers to give the Giants their first run in a 2-1 win over the A's on Saturday afternoon at AT&T Park.
Bumgarner worked the count to 3-2 before sending the seventh pitch of the at-bat into the left-field seats.
"I fouled the previous pitch off my knee," Bumgarner said. "So I just tried to stay inside [the next one] a little more and was able to make the adjustment and hit it pretty good."
The home run was Bumgarner's third of the season and the ninth of his career. No other pitcher in baseball has more than one home run this year.
The left-hander became the first opposing pitcher to go deep against the Athletics since the Orioles' Dave McNally homered off Ken Holtzman in 1972, one year before the American League adopted the designated hitter position.


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