Found April 04, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Stifling Los Angeles over eight brilliant innings, Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner led San Francisco to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. The 23-year-old Bumgarner, who San Francisco took out of high school with the 10th pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, is now 37-30 with a 3.15 ERA over 88 games since debuting with the Giants in September 2009. Although the 6-foot-5, 225 pound native North Carolinian throws a fastball that barely reaches 93 MPH, Bumgarner compensates for his relative lack of velocity with great command and a release point that’s difficult for hitters to locate. … Continue reading →
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