Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner struck out 22 batters, hit two HRs on Sunday
Greinke, MadBum each launch another HR
Forty-two years after the adoption of the designated hitter in MLB's American League, some people think that pitchers should not hit -- even in the NL.
Zack Greinke and Madison Bumgarner are not "some people."
Greinke's been working on his bat flip all season long and Bumgarner entered the weekend leading all pitchers in home runs with a solid three. And they must have been communicating telepathically because they homered simultaneously on Sunday afternoon.
Greinke -- who hit his first homer of the year on Aug. 6, just two starts ago -- stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth at Dodger Stadium looking to hold his own after Joc Pederson homered. Eh, why not just go back-to-back?
Technically that was just a solo shot, but we think it should be worth more because of the artistic flair added by that incredible bat flip.
Mere minutes after Greinke's dinger cleared the wall in L.A., reigning World Series MVP and 2014 Home Run Derby snub Madison Bumgarner was growing bored just striking batters out (he's struck out 26 batters in his last two starts ... both complete games). So, he figured why not have some fun at the dish.
Aaaaaaaand that one's gone.
So, what was that "some people" were saying about the DH?