I still can't believe what I just saw and experienced tonight, but I figured it might behoove me to punch the keys following the moment. Maybe I'll be able to put it into words, maybe somewhat explain it, or at the very worst, have some true feelings archived to look back on when this moment resonates.
Tonight's World Series Game 7 was epic. It was amazing. It was the most compelling game of this very World Series. Yet, as we all awaited the moment when Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, would pull the trigger on bringing in Madison Bumgarner like some evil genius who has the "red button", I don't think anyone anticipated the performance he put together tonight. MadBum took the ball, took to the hill, and eventually delivered five innings of shutout baseball. His final stat line looked like this:
5.0IP, SV, 2H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4K, 68 Pitches...on TWO DAYS REST. Oh yeah, following a complete game shutout in his last start.
Forget that fact that he now owns the record for most innings pitched in the postseason at 52 1/3. Let's not even focus on the microscopic 0.25 ERA he now has next to his name for his efforts in 36 World Series innings. Simply ignore his 4-1 record this postseason, as well as the 1.04 ERA that went along side it. And we won't even mention he also had two victories in this very World Series (Games 1 and 5).