Madison Bumgarner

Ranking top five Madison Bumgarner homers over 10-year Giants career

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Ranking top five Madison Bumgarner homers over 10-year Giants career

There haven't been many players like Madison Bumgarner in MLB history, maybe ever. He's a beloved Giant for his performance and personality. 

Bumgarner's playoff heroics always will be remembered, especially with the image of him walking out of the bullpen in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Close your eyes and you can perfectly picture that moment. 

For all his greatness on the mound, though, Giants fans might miss his hacks in the batter's box even more now that Bumgarner is on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The two-time Silver Slugger swings like it's the Home Run Derby, and he truly believes he's going to launch one into the bleachers every at-bat. It's a sight to behold. 

Bumgarner hit his first home run as a Giant at 22 years old and his last at 28. He crushed 19 long balls while wearing a Giants jersey. With that being said, here are our five favorite Bumgarner blasts from his 10-year career in San Francisco. 

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How D-backs' Madison Bumgarner would've done vs. Giants per simulation

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How D-backs' Madison Bumgarner would've done vs. Giants per simulation

Giants fans missed out on seeing Mason Saunders Madison Bumgarner pitch against his former team Tuesday, as the MLB season's suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic delayed what was scheduled to be Bumgarner's first career start against San Francisco.

They didn't miss much, according to Strat-O-Matic's 2020 season simulation.

Bugmarner pitched a gem against his old club, winning for the first time with his new one while the Giants fell to 0-5 in Strat-o-Matic's sim. The lefty struck out 10 in 7 innings, allowing six hits and walking just two.

"When he reached 10 strikeouts, the fans showed him their appreciation with a loud cheer," Strat-O-Matic's write-up said D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said after the game.

Bumgarner pitched for the Giants for parts of 11 seasons, winning three World Series and earning four consecutive All-Star nods from 2013 through 2016. He signed a five-year contract with the Diamondbacks in December.

How have the Giants gotten off to such a poor start sans Bumgarner in the simulation? Strat-O-Matic head of operations and director of research Len Schwartz told Newsday last week that the company is creating its player cards each day for the simulation, utilizing an algorithm including "projections and recent performance."

Losing all five games to start a season literally is, at least in terms of wins and losses, a worst-case scenario, but well within the Giants' expected range of outcomes this season. Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections pegged the Giants as about a 94-loss team, while FanGraphs had San Francisco losing 91 games. Either, surely, would have included a few five-game losing streaks.

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Whether Bumgarner dominates the Giants when baseball resumes -- and, when baseball resumes -- remains to be seen due to the spread of COVID-19.

MLB and the players association agreed to a wider deal last week that reportedly included the provisions that the season won't resume until it is deemed medically safe to do so and there are no outstanding bans on travel or mass gatherings.

Nine unique MLB statistics from Giants, A's players that stand out

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Nine unique MLB statistics from Giants, A's players that stand out

Former A's legend Rickey Henderson had a way of stealing bases that would land him in the MLB record books.

Giants icon Barry Bonds' ability to hit homers and draw walks would put him in the same rarefied air as the "Man of Steal."

Those two Bay Area baseball legends, along with several more familiar names would create a sense of baseball history nobody would be able to mimic, even over a long career.

Here are some statistics and unique numbers from Bay Area baseball players that landed in the record books and became a notable part of MLB history.

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