Tag Archives: Madison Bumgarner

Robbie Ray has had massive success at Dodger Stadium

Robbie Ray started pitching for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2015 and since he joined them he has the best game score for a lefty visitor at Dodger Stadium. Player Date Tm Opp Rslt IP H ER BB SO Pit GSc Robbie Ray 2017-09-04 ARI LAD W 13-0 7.2 3 0 0 14 107 87 Matt …

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Is Madbum really a monster?

Max Muncy hit a home run off of Madison Bumgarner and watched it soar toward the Bay and Madison Bumgarner reacted predictably and started yelling at Max. Max yelled back and we had one of the great retorts in Pitcher / Hitter history. Muncy: “Bumgarner said ‘don’t watch the ball, run’, and I just told …

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Pitching fWAR in the twenty-tens decade

Bobby Down in the comments at http://www.truebluela.com posted the top fWAR for players in this decade.   With his permission lets take a look at the pitchers. Below are the top 20 pitchers sorted by fWAR showing any top ten finishes in fWAR for that season. Clayton Kershaw had the best fWAR in 2016 even though …

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Bumgarner adds to his October legend

with another Wild Card shutout. Madison may not be the equal of Clayton Kershaw during the regular season, but when the leaves start to turn, and World Champions are anointed, Bumgarner can stand with the best of them. Among the great postseason games, if you use Game Score as a criteria,  and search for postseason …

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1965 World Series Game Seven

was on sportsnetla the other day during the debates. It was grainy and b/w but still a thrill to watch what I’d considered the greatest game seven pitching performance since Johnny Podres, when you consider the context Sandy Koufax was pitching on two days rest,  on the road, against a powerful Twin lineup, and shut …

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I’m a Madison Bumgarner fan

and have to admit that may seem weird as a Dodger fan. I don’t mean I’m a fan as though I like Bumgarner. I’m a fan in that I respect him and what he bring to the table for the Giants. As I watched the game last night, it was easy to come to the …

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Edinson Volquez and his 1.08 Sept ERA takes the hill among a plethora of skeptics

Last winter the Pirates did not pursue AJ Burnett whose last start of the 2013 season was a vivid reminder of what 2014 might be if they choose that path once again. Instead the Pirates picked up reclamation project Edinson Volquez who quietly had his best year since his 24-year-old rookie season. AJ Burnett was …

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