Madison Bumgarner Makes Debut for San Francisco Giants

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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This has been a busy month for top prospects in the San Francisco Giants organization. First, Buster Posey was called up, and then, the other day, Madison Bumgarner was called up to take the place of an injured Tim Lincecum. The left-handed phenom made his major-league debut on Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres. Bumgarner gave up five hits, two runs, walked one, and struck out four in 5.1 innings of work. That is a pretty solid debut. If there was a blemish in Bumgarner’s debut, it was that his velocity was down to around 88-90 mph. I, for one, am not concerned about this. The name of the game is to get people out and to win games. Just for the record, Bamgarner’s career record in the minor leagues is 27-5. If Bumgarner can do that throwing 88 mph, then good for him. T ...

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