Wednesday night’s Game 7 of the World Series will go down as one of the greatest of all-time. The game included a five-inning relief appearance from Madison Bumgarner to shut down the Kansas City Royals allowing the San Francisco Giants to win 3-2 and clinch the World Series. Bumgarner was originally credited with the win but nearly an hour after the game ended, the scoring decision was changed–and now Bumgarner will get the longest save in World Series history. [photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty]
Jeremy Affeldt was credited with the win, as the Giants took the lead when he was on the mound. The story of the series was still Bumgarner, who basically pitched the Giants to the title especially with the five-inning save just two days after throwing a complete game in Game 5. It was the correct scoring call however since Bumgarner was the one who finished the game.
If Bumgarner never sees the World Series again, he will go down as legend in the Fall Classic though with his 4-0 record and 0.25 ERA in 36 innings pitched. It is unbelievable what he has done. It may never be done again by another pitcher. Fans in Kansas City are likely going to have nightmares about Bumgarner for the rest of their lives after this one.