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The Kid Debuts: Madison Bumgarner Makes Solid First Start in a Giants Uniform

Not many top prospects make their debuts in the majors at age 20. Even fewer players make their debuts six weeks after turning 20 and know they're entering a playoff race.

On top of that, he's making an emergency start to replace the face of the San Francisco Giants franchise in reigning National League Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.

He's 20 years old, making his debut in a September playoff push, filling in for The Franchise...good luck, Madison Bumgarner. Go get 'em, kid.

That is what makes Bumgarner's debut in the bigs Tuesday night so unique. We can write about him all we want here on the West Coast while he's pitching across the country with the Giants' Double-A affiliate in Connecticut, but until we see actually see the barely-20-year-old that we've been praisi...

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