Madison Bumgarner can hit.
He registered four home runs in 2014, five in 2015 and has won two straight Silver Slugger Awards.
Recently, CSN Bay Area's Ahmed Fareed asked several members of the Giants' pitching staff how they would go about attacking Bumgarner if they had to face him.
Javier Lopez: "Flat out I would dominate him for sure ... He just wants to hunt a fastball the whole time. I throw too slow for him probably. I would just throw a bunch of junk up there. The one thing that he might do is hit a hard groundball right back to me. And I'm pretty good with the glove, but I feel like it would be extra hard. Like, I think he'd really try to do some target practice."
Matt Cain: "I'd definitely throw him high and tight. Gotta get him off the dish a little bit."
Chris Heston: "I'm not hitting him, that's the first thing. Fastballs away and hope he hits a ground ball. Try not to make a mistake cause he'll hurt it."
Ray Black: "Attacking MadBum at the plate. Don't let it elevate over the middle of the plate because I'm sure he'd be able to hurt you ... Get ahead of MadBum. I think that's big."
Tyler Beede: "For any guy who can be put in a pinch-hit position to face Aroldis Chapman, you know you have some talent there. So for me, as I would any hitter -- just low and away, maybe try to attack some of his weaknesses. I need a scouting report on him because I know he's got some talent to hit a home run."
Bumgarner is 0-for-5 with three strikeouts against Cueto, and 0-for-1 with a walk against Jeff Samardzija.