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Madison Bumgarner has now set himself up statistically with the baseball legends with his latest World Series performance with a Game 5 complete game shutout. The Giants lead the series 3-2 with Game 6 set for Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri. Here are some ridiculous stats on Bumgarner. Bumgarner's complete game shutout was the first since Josh Beckett's series-clincher for the Marlins against the Yankees in Game 6 of the 2003 World Series. Madison Bumgarner This Postseason W-L 4-1 ERA 1.13 IP 47⅔ K/BB 41/6 Opp BA .156 Bumgarner is the first Giants pitcher to throw a complete game shutout in the Fall Classic in 52 years. The last was Jack Sanford against the Yankees in 1962. Bumgarner has now joined Christy Mathewson as the only Giants pitchers with multiple shutouts in the same postseason. Mathewson did so against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1905. Bumgarner struck out eight and walked none in Game 5. Bumgarner is the first to throw a World Series shutout that featured as many strikeouts and was walk-free. Don Larsen came the closest, with seven strikeouts and no walks in his perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. Bumgarner's career in the World Series: four starts, four wins, 31 innings pitched and one run allowed. He's the first pitcher to win the first four World Series starts of his career since Lew Burdette of the 1957-58 Milwaukee Braves. Bumgarner's amazing curveball got him six strikeouts, matching the most he's ever had in any start. If this one looked similar to his last shutout -- the wild-card game win over the Pittsburgh Pirates -- it was, and not just because he allowed four hits in each. Bumgarner had six strikeouts with his curveball in that game, too. We just witnessed a historical performance.
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Too bad they can't play him every game