The Giants blew their lead Sunday, losing 6-5 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but there was one big bright spot: Madison Bumgarner.
It’s only Opening Day, and the Giants ace has already broken a major league record.
The San Francisco starter’s back-to-back homers Sunday gave him the most Opening Day home runs by a pitcher, ESPN reports.
While Hall-of-Famer Don Drysdale also had multiple Opening Day homers as a pitcher, he did it in two games – not one, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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Bumgarner’s 16 career home runs are the “most for an active player whose primary position is pitcher,” according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Check out how Twitter reacted to Bumgarner’s impressive performance: