Giants' Bumgarner Hits Career Milestone Against Rockies - NBC Bay Area

Giants' Bumgarner Hits Career Milestone Against Rockies



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    Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants acknowledges the fans after throwing his 1000th career strikeout in the second inning against the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park on June 28, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

    Giants ace Madison Bumgarner recorded his 1,000th strikeout Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, becoming the youngest pitcher in franchise history to hit the mark in the San Francisco era.

    He is 25 years and 331 days old.

    Bumgarner struck out Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes in the second inning.

    He entered Sunday's game against Colorado needing one strikeout to achieve the milestone.

    The previous youngest pitcher in the team's history to reach 1,000 strikeouts was Matt Cain.

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