The Internet blew up on Sunday during the first game of the San Francisco Giants seasons, as Madison Bumgarner added another historic chapter to an already mythical career.
The San Francisco Giants three time World Series champion and 2014 World Series MVP pitched seven innings and struck out 11 while walking nobody. That would be good enough to be a special season debut for the team’s ace.
Bumgarner wasn’t done, however. He also hit two home runs, becoming the first pitcher in Major League baseball history to hit two home runs on Opening Day.
He also became the all-time home run leader among pitchers in the 135 year history of the San Francisco Giants.
Here are some of the tweets that put what Bumgarner did in perspective:
Here are some of the best reactions to “MadBum’s” epic first game:
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Despite the season opening loss, there is no denying that Madison Bumgarner is feeling better on the mound and at the plate than at any other time in his career. He was sitting at 94 miles per hour on the gun with his fastball Sunday, which is much faster than last season. Bumgarner told reporters that it’s the best he’s felt and that his mechanics are as good as they have ever been.
The rest of the league should be very concerned if Bumgarner is expecting to be even better than he was last year.
The San Francisco Giants next game is today at 5:40 PST against the Arizona Diamondbacks.