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Monday BP, 10/7/19

Colorado Rockies v San Francisco Giants Photo by Jeff Chiu-Pool/Getty Images

Good morning, McCoven!

With the Nationals deploying their strategy of mixing and matching their starting pitchers as both starters and relievers (with limited success, so far), I thought today would be a good time for an appreciation post about the G.O.A.T. of postseason pitching heroics.

That’s right, we’re talking Madison Bumgarner in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. Accept no substitutes.

They keep trying to copy this moment, but so far no one can top it. And that is good, in my opinion. It was special, and historic, and something fans of all teams will always remember.

Speaking of (possibly) former Giants pitching in the playoffs, Sunday was another banner day for former Giants reliever Hunter Strickland, who has now added on to his own record of giving up the most home runs in the postseason. Considering the Nationals were already four runs behind at the time, there was nothing to do but laugh. And send thoughts and prayers to all of the doors in Washington D.C..