SAN FRANCISCO – If you thought the Madison Bumgarner-Yasiel Puig beef was dead, think again.
Puig, known for his demonstrative personality, has always clashed with the austere and stoic Bumgarner. The Giants ace has matched up many times against Puig over the years. On Sunday, Bumgarner seemed particularly unresponsive when Puig cracked a solo homer and pimped a bat flip in the second inning.
Though Bumgarner wasn’t barking on the field, he had words for Puig after the game.
During the presser the subject was left untouched. Andrew Baggarly, however, was not afraid to approach him afterwards and pick his brain.
“He’s a quick study,” Bumgarner sarcastically said of Puig. “It only took him seven years to learn how to hit that pitch.”
Bumgarner on Puig’s homer on a fastball in: “He’s a quick study. It only took him seven years to learn how to hit that pitch.”
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 12, 2019
Bumgarner expressed as well that he didn’t even think that Puig’s hit in the second inning was going to leave the park.