Scooter Gennett Hits First Career Homer Off of a Lefty ... a Monster Shot Off Madison Bumgarner

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Scooter Gennett Hits First Career Homer Off of a Lefty … a Monster Shot Off Madison Bumgarner

Baseball Is Fun

To be fair up front, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is pitching through some flu-like symptoms.

But to be fun up front: Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett is a career .124/.147/.150 hitter off of left-handed pitchers. He has not hit a home run off of a lefty. Madison Bumgarner is an exceptionally good lefty.

But, baseball being the unpredictable beast that it is, here’s what happened today when Bumgarner inadvertently grooved one to Gennett:

That’s not even just a “oh hey, he barely managed his first home run ever off a lefty! How nice for him!” homer. That was a freaking rocket that went way up into the second deck. And it came on a 1-2 count!

Bumgarner also gave up a homer to Jonathan Villar in the game, by the way.

Opening Day. It’s fun.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.