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Madison Bumgarner Records Giants’ First Home Run At Home In 28 Days. But Of Course!

And the Giants’ third-base coach finally gets some love at home!

The San Fransisco Giants are not exactly Earl Weaver’s dream team. Forget about playing for the three-run home; any home run is reason to celebrate in San Fran. This is painfully true for Giants fans at AT&T Park this season. Heading into Tuesday night’s matchup versus the Astros, the G’s had played 16 home games in the past 28 days without hitting one over the fence. It made for the longest such streak in 22 years. And then … it ended, thanks to starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s first career home run. Clip here.

Wow. With plenty of room to spare.

When you have built up such a home run drought, it makes a lot of sense somehow that a pitcher would be the one to come to the rescue. That’s baseball. Shawn Estes actually called the Bumgarner shot before the game on CSN Bay Area, and the homer led to Giants commentators nicknaming the lefty “The Bumbino.” So awful, it’s great.

Visitors hit 14 home runs at AT&T during the Giants’ power outage. Brandon Belt homered for San Fran later in the game. With the monkey off their collective backs, Houston better take cover on Wednesday; the Giants will probably go back-to-back-to-back-to-back. Twice. In the same inning.

Oh, by the way, Bumgarner went 7.2 innings, struck out 12 and won his third consecutive start. But that’s not what’s most important.

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