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#pounditFriday, January 22, 2021

Madison Bumgarner hits two home runs on Opening Day (Video)

It didn’t take long for Madison Bumgarner to add to his growing legacy. He made history during the Giants’ first game of the 2017 season.

Bumgarner is regarded as one of the better hitting pitchers in baseball, and for good reason. On Sunday, he gave us another display why. In the top of the fifth inning against the Diamondbacks, Bumgarner hit a solo home run off of Zack Greinke to give the Giants a 2-0 lead. In the top of the seventh inning, Bumgarner was at it again with another solo home run, this time off of Arizona reliver Andrew Chafin.

Here’s video of both home runs.

With his performance on Sunday, Bumgarner became the first pitcher in major league history to hit two home runs in the same game on opening day. He also wasn’t bad on the mound, giving up six hits and three earned runs over seven innings while striking out 11 batters.

It’s certainly good to have baseball and Madison Bumgarner back.

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