He began the playoffs in the one-off Wild Card game against Pittsburgh and threw a complete game shut-out to ensure the Giants survived to play another day.
Against the Nationals, he proved to be human and lost a game - though not with his pitching - it was his own throwing error late in the game that led to 2 runs. However, he was still dominant in that game, going 7 innings, allowing only 2 earned runs.
In the series with the Cardinals, he was outstanding. He went 8 innings in a no-decision, giving up 3 earned runs, which qualifies as his worst performance of the post-season. Yes, you read that - he went 8 full innings and gave up 3 - worst performance. His second start against the Cardinals was masterful - 7 2/3's innings of shutout ball to help move the Giants into the World Series.
And in this World Series - he's been other worldly.
2 Starts - One earned run in 16 innings. Just take a moment to think on that stat. One earned run.
His lifetime dominance in the World Series is listed on the picture below. What jumps at me, the most ABSURD stat - batters are hitting .120 against him. That's almost un-imaginable. Teams that make the series are supposed to be the best and they flail against him like boys playing a man.
.120 - Simply - WOW.
Madison Bumgarner - Postseason Demon.
Six starts this post-season - 4-1 record - 1.13 ERA. Every start went 7 innings. Pitched second most innings in Post-season history (Curt Schilling the only one with more).
He is the MVP of the Post-Season - no matter if the Royals end up winning the Series. Truly, a playoff run for the ages.