Francesa: Bumgarner's Performance Vs. Mets Was 'Magic'WFAN's Mike Francesa opened his show Thursday by discussing Madison Bumgarner's dominating pitching performance that helped the Giants defeat the Mets in Wednesday night's National League wild-card game.
Bumgarner, Gillaspie Lead Giants Over Mets In NL Wild-Card Game, 3-0Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem, outlasting Noah Syndergaard in a classic duel between aces, and injury substitute Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Bumgarner's Citi Field Dominance, Conforto's Doubles And MoreThe New York Mets' eight-game winning streak came to an end Sunday as Madison Bumgarner pitched six scoreless innings to earn the victory in the Giants' 6-1 win.
Kris Bryant Has Most Popular MLB Jersey; Harvey Comes In NinthHe's the first rookie to top the list since Major League Baseball and its players' union started releasing sales rankings from MLB.com's online shop in 2010.
Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
The 10 Most Memorable Sporting Events Of 2014When we look back at 2014, these are some of the games — not to mention stock-car races, tennis finals and golf rounds — we'll remember the most.
Boomer & Carton: SI Sportsman Of The Year Madison Bumgarner Calls InFresh off being named the 2014 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, Madison Bumgarner took some time out of his busy schedule to join Boomer and Craig.
Sweeny's Post-World Series Thoughts: Those Royals, A-Rod, A Hitting Coach And MoreCongrats to the Royals for a spectacular run. It was fun to see their brand of baseball, even though it came up just a bit short.
Keidel: Giants Have Become The Torre Yankees Of The WestThis must make pinstriped fans grin -- or grit their teeth -- with a sense of nostalgia. The San Francisco Giants have become the Yankees of the West. And not just in terms of matching World Series rings.
Playoff Pinch Hits: Giants' Bumgarner Is The New World Series HeroPitcher Madison Bumgarner carried the San Francisco Giants to a third World Series win in 5 seasons. The Kansas City Royals fall just short.
5 Things You Missed: 2014 World Series, Game 7Madison Bumgarner carried the Giants to World Series victory over the Royals in Game 7. Here are 5 things you missed.
New Dynasty: Bochy, Giants Capture 3rd Title In 5 YearsIn a remarkable every-other-year pattern, San Francisco somehow finds its best form in even years. With new faces and old ones, with castoffs and misfits and some key midseason acquisitions.