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Madison Bumgarner is a fiery individual.
He's an intense competitor, who isn't afraid of confrontation.
On Thursday night, he took issue with home plate umpire Joe West.
With two outs in the Bottom of the 6th inning, Bumgarner's 1-1 pitch to Jedd Gyorko missed wide.
"Just off the outside," is how Giants broadcaster Jon Miller described it.
The 2-1 pitch was even closer, but West called it a ball. Bumgarner was visibly frustrated.
"2-1 to Gyorko. Wow. Now Bumgarner, he's thinking that ball's a strike," Miller explained. "Now he's unhappy with Joe West."
According to broadcaster Mike Krukow: "Either one of those last two could have been called a strike. Easily."
As Miller noted: "And that one, according to the Pitch F/X system, should have been called a strike."
When Bumgarner threw Ball-4 (clearly not a strike), he yelled an expletive and demonstratively caught the ball back from Buster Posey.
"Bumgarner let out a yelp and immediately the mask came off from Joe West," Krukow said. "These two have kind of been having some stank-eye going at each other all game long."
What happened next? Bumgarner and West stared each other down for well over 20 seconds (watch the video above).
"Well Joe West is not going back behind the catcher," Miller said. "So what is he doing? He wants to throw him out, or what?"
"He's not gonna back away from confrontation. It's just not in his make-up," Krukow explained.
"Which guy are we talking about backing away?" Miller asked with a chuckle.
"Well come to think of it, both guys," Krukow answered as both he and Miller continued to laugh.
Bumgarner left the game after the seventh inning with the Giants leading 4-3. San Diego scored one in the eighth and walked off on the Giants in the ninth.
After the game, the 2014 World Series MVP was asked about the situation with West.
“Joe was behind the plate?” Bumgarner said, somehow keeping a straight face. “I don’t pay attention to the umpires. I didn’t realize he was up there.”
Never change, Madison.