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Madison Bumgarner Says No To DH

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Bumgarner To Hit For Himself In AL Park

San Francisco pitcher Madison Bumgarner will hit for himself Thursday against the Oakland A’s.

Bumgarner usually hits for himself during his starts because the Giants are an NL team. With Thursday’s game being place in an AL ballpark; the Giants could use a DH.

The decision to let Bumgarner hit comes after the ace has hit 2 homers in 40 at-bats this season. Over the past three seasons, Mad-bum has hit 9 homers in 183 at-bats.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that the reason behind the decision is that Bumgarner is a righty and the A’s starting pitcher is a lefty.

Maybe if Madison hits 2 dingers tonight he will be invited to the Homerun Derby?