IP H R BB K 1001 NLWC at PIT 9 4 0 1 10 1006 NLDS 3 vs WAS 7 6 3 1 6 1011 NLCS 1 at STL 7.2 4 0 1 7 1016 NLCS 5 vs STL 8 5 3 2 5 NLCS MVP 1021 WS 1 at KCR 7 3 1 1 5 1026 WS 5 vs KCR 9 4 0 0 8 1029 WS 7 at KCR 5 2 0 0 4 WS MVP 7 games 52.2 28 7 6 45Elias:
Bumgarner is the second pitcher to toss a shutout and have a relief appearance of five or more scoreless innings in a single World Series. The first to do so was the Indians' Duster Mails in the 1920 World Series against the Dodgers. Mails pitched 6.2 scoreless innings of relief in Game Three; he then earned the win and allowed just three hits in a shutout in Game Six to give Cleveland a four games-to-two advantage in that best-of-nine series. ...Jayson Stark, ESPN:
Bumgarner is the second pitcher with five or more scoreless innings of relief in a winner-take-all World Series game. The first was the Yankees' Joe Page in Game Seven of the 1947 World Series versus the Dodgers, earning the win and allowing one hit in a five-inning outing.
Bumgarner retired 14 consecutive Royals batters at one point in his relief appearance on Wednesday night. He is the fifth pitcher to have a streak of that length in a winner-take-all World Series game, joining the Diamondbacks' Curt Schilling (16 straight batters retired in 2001 vs. Yankees), the Yankees' Ralph Terry (17 in 1962 vs. Giants), the Cardinals' Murry Dickson (14 in 1946 vs. Red Sox), and George Earnshaw of the Athletics (15 in 1931 vs. Cardinals).
His career World Series ERA was down to 0.25, the lowest by any pitcher in history with at least 25 innings pitched. His ERA in this postseason, over a record 52.2 innings, had shrunk to 1.01, the best of any pitcher with 40 or more innings in any postseason.2 Wins, 20 IP, Sub-0.50 ERA In A World Series
His five-inning save was four outs longer than any save in World Series history.
Christy Mathewson 1905 Giants Waite Hoyt 1921 Yankees Carl Hubbell 1933 Giants Harry Brecheen 1946 Cardinals Sandy Koufax 1965 Dodgers Madison Bumgarner 2014 Giants2 Starts and 3+ Innings of Relief in a World Series
Cy Young 1903 Americans George Mullins 1909 Tigers Madison Bumgarner 2014 GiantsESPN's David Schoenfield asks if Bumgarner's performances in Games 1-5-7 was the greatest by a pitcher in World Series history? ... SI's Cliff Corcoran includes Bumgarner in his list of top five World Series pitching performances.
Bumgarner's World Series resume (he turned 25 in August):
4-0, 0.25 ERA, 1 save. 36 innings, 14 hits, 1 run, five walks, and 31 strikeouts. 0.528 WHIP.