Max Muncy hit a towering home run off of Madison Bumgarner in the first inning of Sunday's game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, and let's just say the left-hander did not appreciate the way Muncy admired the feat. Muncy, the second batter of the game, sent an immediate message, launching a ball 426 feet into McCovey Cove.
After getting a hold of the ball, Muncy did what he usually does and dropped his bat and began walking to first base while admiring the majestic home run he just hit. The home plate umpire needed to step in. We saw the best of Madison Bumgarner and matched Walker pitch for pitch.
Bumgarner trailed off as he fought to stifle a grin, but in those words, there was something serious, too, something baseball should consider as the game changes.
Bumgarner finished with seven strong innings, allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out five. And to put a cherry on top of it all, he revealed his response to Bumgarner yelling at him. I can't. ... They want to let everybody be themselves, then let me be myself.
Bumgarner looked like an idiot yelling at Muncy and, quite frankly, he needs to grow the hell up. "So you just do your thing, I'll do mine".
Pedro Baéz worked around a walk in the eighth, and Kenley Jansen struck out two in a flawless ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances to complete the Dodgers' major league-high ninth shutout this season. They finished the series 2-for-24 with runners in scoring position.
Mike Yastrzemski led off with a single, the first Giants leadoff hitter to reach base.
Joc Pederson left in the latter half of Saturday afternoon's game with the San Francisco Giants.