Giants On Top Again


Courtesy Tribune Media Service

San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, right, celebrates with catcher Buster Posey after Game 7

The San Francisco Giants win their third World Series in the past 5 years. This World Series win gives them eight total championships as a franchise. The Kansas City Royals made the their first playoff game since 1985,  when they won their one and only World Series title over the St. Louis Cardinals.

Madison Bumgarner was the clear hero throughout the series winning him the MVP award. Madison Bumgarner started in three games and threw for one shutout. On 10/21 he went 7.0 IP had 4 strikeouts and let up 3 hits, the Giants won 7-1. On 10/26 he threw his shutout with 9.0 IP with 8 strikeouts and only 4 hits, the Giants won 5-0. On 10/29  he went 5.0 IP had 4 strikeouts and let up only 2 hits the Giants won the game 3-2.

The Royals had a combined batting average of .249, 3 home runs, and an ERA of 4.28 throughout the series. The Giants surprisingly hit for less home runs with only 2 but had a higher batting average of .277 and a lower ERA with 3.98 throughout the series. This World Series had all the suspense and excitement that we could ask for.