Major League Baseball’s 2017 season opened on Sunday and the second game, featuring the Giants at the Diamondbacks, was full of fireworks.
Madison Bumgarner had a perfect game through 5.1 innings. He fell short of the perfect game and no-hitter (you can feel free to blame me). He ended strong and ultimately went seven strong innings and striking out 11 batters.
He also walked once and socked two dingers, giving him 16 total for his career and the most in Giants franchise history. His first homer went out of the park at 112.5 miles per hour, the hardest hit ever for a pitcher in the Statcast era. And while his line is one you won’t often see from a pitcher and should applaud, he got a no-decision and the team lost.
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