Snotrocket Salvation

 

It’s only been two days since we learned the news about Madison Bumgarner’s injury. I’m still reeling from the thought of losing both Bumgarner’s pitching and snotrocketing excellence for who knows how long. But then this happened today:

Finally some good news in the midst of so much bad. What with the San Francisco Giants losing Bumgarner, me losing Bumgarner snotrockets and the Giants just losing in general it was difficult to find a reason to go on living. But the discovery that I’ll be able to watch every single Madison Bumgarner MLB start from the beginning means so much to me. I am saved. And yes, I know it’s not the same as having a healthy Bumgarner blowing live snotrockets but right now it’s all I have.

Lastly, yesterday’s Giants game vs. the Colorado Rockies had nothing to recommend about it except for the fact that during the game Giants starting pitcher Matt Moore paid tribute to Madison Bumgarner in the best way possible:

Gif form:

 

That was nice of you Matt Moore, thanks and much appreciated.

When I start tallying the snotrockets from Bumgarner’s 2009-2011 starts I will of course post the snotrocket totals here. Who knows, I may also live tweet them as well. So come on over to Twitter for all the exciting delayed Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Dirt Bike 1, Snotrockets 0

 

Today was going pretty well. A nice day.  Then:

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Most people on Twitter were sympathetic:

 

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Then there’s this guy:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s injury happened yesterday, an off day for the San Francisco Giants. They’re in Denver this weekend to play the Colorado Rockies. When the Giants come home after Sunday’s game Bumgarner will be seen by their own team doctor and then we will have more information on the extent of his injuries and how long he will be on the disabled list. Some people though are already predicting bad news. I really hope they’re wrong.

Of course this means that for as long as Bumgarner is on the DL there will be no snotrocket tallying. Oh sure, the television cameras may show him during a game blowing a snotrocket or two while he’s sitting in the dugout supporting his teammates but unless the snotrockets happen during a Bumgarner start then they are not official snotrockets and do not get tallied. As much as I will miss his snotrocketing I worry about the extent of Bumgarner’s injuries even more.

Please be okay Madison Bumgarner. We love you and we miss you already. Also can you please wear this whenever you’re not pitching:

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Dismal Snotrockets

 

Same story, different game in 2017. Madison Bumgarner pitches well. The San Francisco Giants don’t score any runs for him. Bumgarner still winless. Giants offense still gloomy.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, April 19, 2017 on the road vs. the Kansas City Royals (Royals win 2-0):

 

  • L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 K, 0 HR, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 26 snotrockets in the 2017 season.

 

While Madison Bumgarner’s teammates sadly couldn’t come through for him tonight his snotrocket screencapper did. @SanDiegoGiants was hard at work, screencapping snotrockets and giffing loogies. A bottom of the 2nd inning snotrocket:

 

Descriptive snotrocket in the 3rd inning:

 

Bottom of the 4rd and still scoreless snotrocket:

 

Little loogie from the 5th inning:

 

I wanted Madison Bumgarner to get his first win in 2017 so much that I tried a little dirty laundry magic:

 

It didn’t work. Maybe I should have washed and ironed it first. The Giants weak offense plus my slovenly habits cost Bumgarner his first 2017 win.

 

I’m sorry don’t cry I’ll do my laundry and the Giants will hit and score some runs in your next start okay please don’t cry

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Invisible Snotrockets

 

There were multiple snotrockets in tonight’s game but Madison Bumgarner’s unofficial official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was on non-snotrocket assignment tonight so there will be no snotrocket screencaps. However his partner in screencapping crime @iamjerklord did get this very nice random Bumgarner shot:

 

 

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, April 13, 2017 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies (final score 3 – 1 Rockies):

 

  • L, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 6th in which he blew 3 snotrockets in each inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 21 snotrockets in the 2017 season.

 

So that’s about it for tonight’s Bumgarner snotrocket blog post. Wait, there was this:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, April 19, 2017 on the road vs. the Kansas City Royals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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Quiet Snotrockets

 

The Giants offense was hushed. Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets were muted. It was like a library out there on the playing field in San Diego tonight. We need the loud cracking of Giants bats and a deafening amount of MadBum snotrockets to feel right again.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, April 8, 2017 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

  • L, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner had 1 snotrocket in each of the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 8th innings.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 13 snotrockets in the 2017 season.

Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game, only gave up 2 runs and still got the loss. This makes me sad. What makes me happy? Snotrockets. Bumgarner snotrockets. Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps. Preeminent snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants provided us with great snotrocket screencappage tonight. Even though there wasn’t a large amount of SNRs tonight Bumgarner still got the game off to a good start with a fine snotrocket in the bottom of the 1st:

 

By the way, the above was a double snotrocket in fact. Skeptical? Need proof? See for yourself:

 

Shy snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

 

An excellent snarling snotrocket from the 6th inning:

 

Fresh out of the dugout snotrocket in the 8th:

 

So with tonight’s loss the Giants are 1-5 to start off the season. After the game someone asked Bumgarner about optimism:

 

Attaboy Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, April 13, 2017 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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Death Of A Mascot

Madison Bumgarner doesn’t pitch for two more days but this happened just now and it’s too good to wait until then:

 

R.I.P. Baxter. You will probably be missed.

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2017 Opening Day Snotrockets

 

The day we have all been dreaming about is finally here. The Walking Dead season finale is tonight. It’s All Out War with Alexandria, Hilltop and The Kingdom vs. Negan and The Sanctuary. It’s going to be awesome. There was something else going on today but I forget what that was.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Baseball and Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets always seem to arrive in the nick of time. Whenever I’m feeling sad about another season of The Walking Dead drawing to a close along comes the San Francisco Giants and Bumgarner to the rescue. And even though today’s game didn’t turn out as a Giants fan would like it was still great to see Madison Bumgarner back on the mound doing his thing. And by his thing I mean blowing snotrockets of course.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, April 2, 2017 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 11 K, 1 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

 

Re the no-decision listed above: Bumgarner was pitching just beautifully today and had a no hitter going into the 6th inning but ran into a bit of trouble in that same inning. However Bumgarner left the game after the 7th with the lead. The Giants ended up losing 6-5 though when their bullpen had their second blown save of the game. I don’t need to go into detail on those two blown saves because I don’t want the headaches and heartburn to come back. No, let’s just discuss the fact that this happened today:

 

This is pretty impressive too:

 

 

Bumgarner’s first home run:

 

 

Why hit one when you can hit two – Bumgarner’s second home run:

 

As if two Madison Bumgarner home runs wasn’t enough there were also snotrockets. Everyone’s favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants got the season off to a great start with 2017’s first snotrocket screencap:

 

 

Bottom of the 4th inning snotrocket:

 

 

Bottom of the 5th snotrocket:

 

 

Bad, bad Madison Bumgarner:

 

 

So yes, the Giants lost but on the bright side we got to experience much Madison Bumgarner magnificence with all the home runs and all the snotrockets. And that’s a pretty good thing indeed.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, April 8, 2017 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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