The 23-year-old Bumgarner (4-1, 2.18 ERA) fanned 11 Braves and yielded only one run over seven innings.
The 10th pick in the 2007 draft, Bumgarner is now 40-31 with a 3.11 ERA over 95 games since debuting with San Francisco in September 2009.
Although the 6-foot-5, 225 pound native North Carolinian throws a fastball that barely reaches 93 mph, Bumgarner compensates for his relative lack of velocity with great command and a release point that’s difficult for hitters to locate.
A stellar postseason performer, Bumgarner seems poised to help the Giants defend their title in 2013.
On a personal front, the deceptive lefty will seriously contend for the Cy Young Award this autumn.
A true artist on the hill, the extremely athletic Madison Bumgarner has emerged in “The Paris of the West.”by