Madison Bumgarner fires back at Yasiel Puig after home run
It’s pretty clear that Madison Bumgarner still doesn’t think much of Yasiel Puig.
The two longtime rivals faced off Sunday with Puig getting the biggest highlight, a long home run that involved an epic bat flip that had a little bit more behind it given the opposition. It was Bumgarner, however, who nailed the one-liner after the game, taking a shot at Puig’s inability to turn on the inside fastball.
Bumgarner on Puig’s homer on a fastball in: “He’s a quick study. It only took him seven years to learn how to hit that pitch.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 12, 2019
Bumgarner and Puig have often been at odds largely due to their different styles of play, with Puig’s emotional style clashing with Bumgarner’s more traditionally-minded attitude. It’s going to be that way any time they match up, and it’s clear from Sunday’s events that even after Puig left the NL West, there is no love lost between the two.