Did MadBum toss the best postseason pitching performance ever? Curt Schilling thinks so
Schilling says MadBum's postseason was the best ever
Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner just finished off one of the all-time great postseason performances. After dominant starts in World Series Games 1 and 5, MadBum entered in the fifth inning of Game 7 hoping to lock down the Royals' offense and protect San Francisco's one-run lead.
He did just that -- earning a rare five-inning save while giving up just two hits and no runs. That performance helped lead the Giants to their third World Series championship in five seasons. In fact, Bumgarner has been so good in the Fall Classic, he now sports a career 0.25 ERA across all three campaigns.
And if all of that weren't enough, he had his contemporaries and his predecessors raving about him on Twitter too -- even people he has to face day in and day out.
Here are the words of just a few current and former MLB stars:
Best post season performance ever #amazing- Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) October 30, 2014
Watching Bumgarner do what he just did was impressive on every level. Sad to see Shields and Wade fall a bit short but hats off to an...- Evan Longoria (@Evan3Longoria) October 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner, unbelievable!!!- Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) October 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner is an absolute beast! The fact that panda and pence aren't even close to getting series MVPs says something!- Jason Kipnis (@TheJK_Kid) October 30, 2014
Bumgarner, what a stud! That is what we call a horse ladies and gents!- David Ross (@D_Ross3) October 30, 2014
Have to hand it to him. That was ridiculously impressive by Madison Bumgarner.- Brett Anderson (@BAnderson_30) October 30, 2014
Madison Bumgarner has been lights out. Does he go out for the 9th?- Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) October 30, 2014
To answer my own question: YES- Bert Blyleven (@BertBlyleven28) October 30, 2014
Only Bruce Bochy could win a best of 7 series with ONE starting pitcher. Big ups to Bumgarner and the Giants bullpen.- Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) October 30, 2014
So that #Bumgarner guy huh......WOW- Jason Motte (@JMotte30) October 30, 2014
Bumgarner is a postseason studdddd. Pretty incredible performance- Drew Smyly (@SmylyD) October 30, 2014
They should already have Bumgarner's statue up already...and that should stamp Bruce Bochy in the Hall Of Fame. #WorldSeriesGame7- Paul Lo Duca (@paulloduca16) October 30, 2014
And some famous fans chimed in too:
Has there ever been a better World Series clutch performance ever better than MADISON BUMGARNER?- Dick Vitale (@DickieV) October 30, 2014
Super Creepy Rob Lowe, however, thinks Madison Bumgarner is overrated. That guy is the worst.