One day into the season and the league leader in home runs is San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner. Yes, you read that right, Madison Bumgarner is the league leader in home runs.
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) April 2, 2017
You can check out his first bomb here.
Bumgarner became the first pitcher ever to hit two home runs on Opening Day with an absolute bomb in the seventh inning off Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Andrew Chafin. The ball traveled 422 feet, per Statcast, with a 112.1 mph exit velocity.
Madison Bumgarner: 1st pitcher to hit 2 HR on Opening Day.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 2, 2017
Madison Bumgarner is currently on pace for 324 home runs this season. Give him a silver slugger award already. #PitchersWhoRake
— Dean Straka (@dwstraka49) April 2, 2017
The Giants lead the Diamondbacks 4-3 in the seventh.