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The San Francisco Giants are in last place in the National League West and 17 games behind the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. Three-time World Series champion Madison Bumgarner surely has plenty to be upset about this season.
Add the amount of time Max Muncy takes to jog to first base after launching a home run off him into McCovey Cove at Oracle Park to the list.
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Muncy opened the scoring in Sunday’s rivalry game with a solo blast off the Giants ace in the first inning, and the two exchanged words as the slugger rounded the bases.
Bumgarner yelled at Muncy, which drew a reaction from both the umpire and Twitter:
Ken Gurnick @kengurnick
Muncy homers and Bumgarner yells at him for not running after leaving the batter’s box. Plate umpire Will Little then yelled at Bumgarner.
Craig Calcaterra @craigcalcaterra
It sounds so fun and chill to be Madison Bumgarner. https://t.co/WV7uCc25rD
Robby Kalland @RKalland
I hope next time Bumgarner celebrates a strikeout the batter throws the bat at him
True Blue LA @truebluela
Live look at Madison Bumgarner. https://t.co/HhQzCiQQnT
AUBREY HUFF @aubrey_huff
I double dare you @maxmuncy9 next time go get MadBum big guy. I promise you, you won’t like the results. There’s a reason no one charges him. Madison may ruin their careers. I’ve never seen a more country strong human in all my life. @Dodgers @SFGiants https://t.co/1ZAbBIKMOT
Muncy told reporters after the game that Bumgarner yelled: “Don’t watch the ball, run.” Muncy added that he replied that if Bumgarner didn’t want him to watch the ball, he could “go get it out of the ocean.”
The southpaw can at least take solace in knowing he retired Muncy on a groundout the next time he came to the plate in the third inning.