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Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam

Apr 11, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT

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Giants starter Madison Bumgarner was a little shaky on the mound during Friday night’s start against the Rockies so he decided to take out his frustrations on opposing starter Jorge De La Rosa. With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Bumgarner swung at De La Rosa’s first offering, a two-seam fastball and drove it over the fence in left field at AT&T Park for a grand slam, putting the Giants up 6-3. The blast was the third of his career, and Bumgarner knew it from the moment he made contact.

Watch Bumgarner’s go-ahead salami:

Before Bumgarner, the last pitcher to hit a grand slam was Travis Wood of the Cubs last season. He took Jake Peavy deep in the fourth inning of a game against the White Sox on May 30, 2013. Shawn Estes was the last Giants pitcher to hit a grand slam, doing so on May 24, 2000 against Mike Johnson of the Expos.

  1. pandorasdadca - Apr 12, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    And of course the 1st thing he does when he crosses home plate is blow a snot rocket!

    • chinahand11 - Apr 12, 2014 at 1:09 AM

      I know, lovely wasn’t it?

    • renaado - Apr 12, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      “Snort” for the win!

    • derklempner - Apr 13, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      We refer to snot rockets as a “New Jersey Handkerchief”.

  2. 4d3fect - Apr 12, 2014 at 12:42 AM

    Impressive.

  3. illuminancer - Apr 12, 2014 at 1:52 AM

    Bum figured if he wanted something done right, he clearly had to do it himself tonight.

  4. boukengreen - Apr 12, 2014 at 2:30 AM

    And tell me why do we need the DH?

    • renaado - Apr 12, 2014 at 7:02 AM

      This is why the National League rules.

  5. ch0psuey - Apr 12, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    Of course I was up at my brother in laws house, a diehard Giants fan when this happened. We had the side by side direcTV screen playing his giants and my Padres. Would have been nice to see Cashner match Madbum offensively, but in the end was pretty satisfied with the Gem Cash Twirled.

  6. aroomadazda - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Bumgarner has always been a good hitter. In fact, I think he has pinch hit for the Giants a time or two.

  7. brimab - Apr 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

    I love how he flipped the bat.

  8. toodrunktotastethischicken - Apr 12, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Really digging the mullet too

  9. APBA Guy - Apr 12, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Mad-Bum has terrific bat speed, but what was up with De La Rosa? In Mad-Bum’s previous at bat, De La Rosa threw him a fastball belt high on the outer half and that ball went to the base of the wall. Next at bat De La Rosa throws Mad-Bum the exact same pitch.

    This one went 12 rows up, which is a titanic shot at AT&T at night.

    BTW, fabulous coverage by Miller and Krukow. Pure listening pleasure.

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