That gave the Giants a 2-0 lead and came as Bumgarner was also in the middle of flirting with a perfect game. He had mowed down the Arizona lineup through the first four innings, striking out five to that point. The perfection continued in the bottom of the fifth, as he added two more strikeouts to the tally.
The Diamondbacks finally got to him in the sixth, scoring three runs to tie the game after San Francisco had tacked on another run in the top half. Apparently not happy about losing the perfect game and the lead, Bumgarner strode to the plate in the seventh and launched another rocket, this one off Andrew Chafin:
Bumgarner kept the Diamondbacks off the board in the seventh and left the game after that with a 4-3 lead and no shot at a third dinger.
The two home runs make Bumgarner, as of this writing, the major-league homer in home runs — albeit with only one other game having been played to this point. Bumgarner had 14 home runs for his career heading into this season.