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Best Postseason Starting Pitchers In MLB History

3. Madison Bumgarner

15 G (13 GS), 8-3, 1.94 ERA, 97.1 IP, 83 K’s, 3 CG (3 SHO)

After yet another display of his ability to completely overpower a lineup under immense pressure, this guy is making a pressing case to top this list.

On Wednesday night, after tossing a complete game shutout against the New York Mets at Citi Field during the NL Wild Card Game, Bumgarner lowered his postseason ERA to 1.94, the lowest of any starter with at least 12 postseason starts.

Over his last eight postseason games on the road, he is 8-0 with a 0.50 ERA and his four career shutouts in the playoffs sits one shy of the record set by Christy Matheson.

And who could forget his legendary 2014 postseason?


In seven appearances the lefty went 6-1 with a 1.03 ERA including 45 strikeouts and even pitched in five shutout innings of relief in Game 7 of the World Series, beating the Kansas City Royals.

It’s hard to come to grips with it, sometimes, but Bumgarner is straight up making history and is one or two shutouts away from topping this distinguished list.