Stifling the Braves on Saturday, Madison Bumgarner continues dominating for the San Francisco Giants

Provided the southpaw remains healthy, Madison Bumgarner will earn the Cy Young Award this autumn.

Rebounding from a hideous start last week, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner stifled Atlanta Braves hitters in a 10-1 victory on Saturday in San Francisco.

The 23-year-old Bumgarner (4-1, 2.18 ERA) fanned 11 Braves and yielded only one run over seven innings.

With Ryan Vogelsong, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum continuing to struggle, “Mad Bum” is one of the primary reasons the Giants (22-15) remain atop the National League West.

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.”

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