"No one may ever do what he did — that was the most impressive pitching performance I've ever seen," Bret Boone said of Bumgarner's 2014 postseason outings. "But he (Scherzer) needs to get on that kind of roll. He is capable of doing it. I can tell from watching him that when it is game time, you want to be on his team."
"The pitchers, though, they get into a rhythm and get used to working with the starting catcher day in and day out," he said. "They develop a bond and it is comfortable for them. Eddie (Perez) did a great job. But it's tough, especially this late in the season. The offensive season he (Ramos) is having (22 home runs, 80 RBI, a .307 average), especially for the catcher's position, that's tough to replace. As far as the pitching, though, it all comes down to comfort."