Muncy homers, then draws ire of Giants starter Bumgarner

Tanya Simon
June 12, 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitching staff has been on a roll as of late, and that continued on Sunday afternoon in a 1-0 shut out of the San Francisco Giants to complete a series victory at Oracle Park. Bumgarner delivered a 92 miles per hour pitch that Muncy promptly deposited in Covey Cove, an estimated 426 feet away.

Madison Bumgarner doesn't like it when hitters seem to enjoy themselves after they hit a home run off him.

That wasn't even really an egregious look by Muncy, but, as noted, it's Bumgarner. At one point, Muncy appeared to gesture in the direction of McCovey Cove. The home plate umpire needed to step in.

Plenty of fans watching on TV probably tried to read lips during the exchange, but Muncy later clarified the conversation.

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The dinger was the lone run in the Dodgers' win on Sunday. Via SportsNet LA, Muncy said he told Bumgarner, "If you don't want me to watch the ball, you can get it out of the ocean".

Muncy's majestic blast came off Bumgarner, who was none too pleased with the Dodgers' slugger after he briefly admired his bomb.

"I hit the ball and then he yelled at me, he said, 'Don't watch the ball".

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