"You look at your team, you look at your bullpen. You think, okay, is there anybody I have to put in this game better than what I got out there? And there ain’t. He’s the best player on the field anytime he takes the mound."
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"That was pretty cool, actually, that’s pretty special, that’s surprising. I wouldn’t have thought that."
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It's tough. He's a really close friend of mine. I know his family. I know his mother, his dad, his brother. We played winter ball together. It's a huge loss, not only for his family but for his teammates and the people who care about him. You never know what can happen in life. It's crazy. I can't explain it.
-Juan Perez after finding out his friend Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident.
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The space between the San Francisco Giants’ dugout and the bullpen mound in foul territory along the left field line remained empty almost all of Sunday night. It had been trampled for two days, same as the ground on the other side of AT&T Park, worn out as relievers scrambled to warm up. The other starting pitchers in the 110th World Series, the normal ones, had been prone to rallies and fatigue and the threat of an offense potent enough to win a pennant. Debate about when to pull the starter had hovered over the World Series. It did not apply to Madison Kyle Bumgarner.
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Bumgarner slider/curve for strike 3.