What has to be one of the best games I have EVER watched last night has brought our team to yet another World Series Victory. I have compiled all of my favorite Videos, and links for you to enjoy below. Until April 6, 2015 when baseball season starts AGAIN we can bask in the glory of this wonderful season. Let the countdown begin!
No one could have predicted Madison Bumgarner would have enough to pitch five innings
Jeremy Affeldt was just as good, tossing more scoreless innings
Royals fans stay after game to show their pride
(CNN) — So much for destiny.
The Royals seemingly had karma on their side and were ready to put a Hollywood ending on a memorable season, but the baseball gods had a different plan. For they had created a pitcher who had a performance that surely isn’t that of a mortal.
Led by Most Valuable Player Madison Bumgarner, the San Francisco Giants won an exciting and intriguing World Series Game 7 by a 3-2 score.
In the second World Series matchup of wildcard teams, it wasn’t to be for the young Royals, who even got the tying run to third base in the ninth inning.
But the Giants had Bumgarner, and no one was going to score against him.
Madison the Magnificent
Early on, the Royals had to think things were going perfectly. They knocked out Giants starter Tim Hudson in a hurry, and it looked like San Fran skipper Bruce Bochy was going to have to make repeated calls to his bullpen.
They were keeping the game close, even though they trailed by a run.
Sure, the Giants had Bumgarner, their ace, available, but he just threw a complete game three days ago. Even if he came in, it seemed impossible he’d throw more than a couple innings.
He threw an inconceivable five. You know the last time that’s been done before Wednesday. Probably never.
“I wasn’t thinking about finishing the game or how many innings I was going to go or pitch count,” Bumgarner said. “I was just wanting to get outs.”
Bumgarner finished the World Series with two wins, one incredible save and an ERA of 0.43.
Asked if he was fatigued after such a magnificent performance, the 25-year-old star admitted, yeah, he was.
“I can’t lie to you any more; I’m a little tired now,” he said with a chuckle.
90 feet from extra innings
With Bumgarner locked in and two out in the ninth, San Francisco fans couldn’t be blamed if they were celebrating. But K.C. still had a little life.
After all, these are the Royals who appeared doomed in the American League Wild Card game, only to rally for a win.
Kansas City’s Alex Gordon was the last hope, and he laced a liner to left center. Hearts in Kansas City sank as it appeared Gregor Blanco might catch it.
Their hearts raced as the ball fell and skipped by the outfielder and rolled to the wall. Gordon headed toward third as Juan Perez fumbled the ball. Could it be? Would Gordon turn for home and score the most improbable of runs?
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said he was just thinking: “Let’s get the ball in because Gordon can run.”
Perez was able to pick up the ball and get it back to the infield in time to keep Gordon from scoring. Then Bumgarner closed out the game, enticing Salvador Perez to pop out.
“To end up losing the ball game by 90 feet, it’s tough,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “The hard part about this is, you work all year (beginning in February) to climb to the top of the mountain and then — boom — you fall back, and you gotta start right back at the