NEW YORK — So is this what it was like to watch Christy Mathewson work his sorcery in a chill of October? Or Carl Hubbell? Or Grover Cleveland Alexander?
Is this what it looks like when a male is branch himself into a fable before a eyes, one winning shutout inning during a time, Oct after Oct after October?
All we have is a record books to tell us what a old-fashioned legends looked like. But luckily, we have a unequivocally possess eyeballs to tell us what Madison Bumgarner looks like when Oct arrives, and seasons and legacies are on a line. And once again Wednesday night, he headed for a pile in a winner-take-all postseason ball diversion — and rewrote ball story for about a 17th time.
“I don’t consider we consider about a story of it all,” pronounced his shortstop, Brandon Crawford, on another epic MadBum Oct evening. “We’ve roughly come to design it.”
Hey, during this point, hasn’t everyone? The San Francisco Giants are alive and respirating today, streamer for Chicago to take on a Cubs, given of march they are — and given it all looked verrrry familiar.
They live on interjection to another four-hit Madison Bumgarner shutout special, a storybook pitch of a bat by an present folk favourite named Conor Gillaspie and a 3-0 win over a New York Mets in a National League wild-card diversion that won’t shortly be forgotten.
And neither, obviously, will a winning pitcher. Because he’s about as special as it gets.
It’s ostensible to be harder to levy your will on these Oct ball games than Madison Bumgarner creates it look. But when a champagne bottles had all been emptied late Wednesday evening, here was usually a latest collection of what this male has been means to accomplish when a usually thing roving on these games is flattering most everything: