5 reasons to celebrate the .500 San Francisco Giants on Cinco de Mayo

By Matthew Connolly
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Apr 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Bumgarner is still Bumgarner

A couple rocky outings early in the season had pundits chattering about Madison Bumgarner being overworked in the postseason.

Well, I’m pretty sure those same lips were sealed after MadBum’s dominant outing against the Padres—7 1/3 scoreless innings including six frames without giving up a hit. He also reached his highest fastball velocity since his rookie year: 95 mph.

Bumgarner has averaged more than seven innings over his last three starts, boasting a 21-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in that timeframe.

Postseason Bumgarner is rounding back into form, folks.

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