Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Bumgarner Brings San Francisco A Third World Series Title


Three rings  in five years for the San Francisco Giants as their ace and 2014 World Series MVP, Madison Bumgarner does the unthinkable pitching five innings in relief, giving up two hits and no runs on two days rest to preserve a 3-2 victory.  Giants manager, Bruce Botchy wasted no time putting Madison in the bottom of the fifth inning with a one run lead thanks to a fourth inning rbi single by designated hitter Mike Morse scoring Pablo Sandoval.

The 25-year-old Bumgarner threw a shutout in Game 5 came back in heroic fashion helping the Giants end a streak of home teams winning the last nine Game 7s.

The ninth inning however didn't go without a little drama as Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco misplayed a two-out Alex Gordon line drive single that went for a two-base errors.  Many Royals fan hopefuls wished Gordon would have continued to circle the bases deciding the game at the plate.  It didn't happen and with Salvador Perez up with the season on the line.  Here is how the 2014 World Series ended: (via MLB.com)
Bruce Botchy is the tenth manager to win 3 World Series title.

-LeRoy McConnell III

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