Madison Bumgarner shuts out the Texas Rangers giving Giants edge to win the World Series in game five
The Texas Rangers came into game four hopeful that they could even the World Series with the San Francisco Giants at two games each that was before they faced Madison Bumgarner. The Giants pitcher came into the contest facing a veteran lineup at the hitter friendly Ballpark in Arlington and could have easily succumbed to the pressure.
Instead the rookie pitcher threw eight shut-out innings of baseball and delivered a performance expected from a veteran number one not a 21 year old rookie. This was the biggest stage of Madison Bumgarnerâ€™s career and he played magnificently striking out Rangers designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero in all of his at bats.
The giants put a stranglehold on the World Series with that win leaving the Texas Rangers with only one option; win out. If game four was any indication of things to come for Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants you have to feel pretty good about it as an organization and a as fan.
The Giants can smell blood in the water and will be looking to close out their championship run tonight in Texas at the Ballpark in Arlington. Game five will showcase Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee facing San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum in a rematch of game one, hopefully for Rangers fans Cliff Lee can have a redemption performance and force game six.
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