Fair To Middling Snotrockets

 

Unless I write these blog posts immediately after the game is over then a good portion of said game is forgotten in my mind. That’s happened often in 2018 but my memory can’t be entirely to blame. A lot of that has been because the San Francisco Giants have had so many bland, lackluster games this season that they all seem to blend into one another. Instead of individual outings you just have big lumps of games, with few notable things sticking out of the lumps like a rare Giant home run or, of course, the snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, September 21, 2018 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

 

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 81 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

Bumgarner’s favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was especially clever and managed to capture Madison’s first snotrocket of the game, a sneaky, back-to-us one in the bottom of the 4th inning:

 

Here’s a snotrocket I captured from the bottom of the 5th inning:

 

Also from the 5th:

 

Bumgarner’s last snotrocket of the night was an especially tricky one to catch. He was in motion while snotrocketing so every time I tried to get a nice clear screencap all I got was some snotrocket fuzziness. I finally narrowed it down to two different screencaps but it’s like when you’re getting an eye exam and the optometrist puts a couple of lenses in front of your eyes and says “Better one? Or two? One? Or two?” I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO SAY BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS LOOK THE SAME. So now it’s your turn.

Better one:

 

Or two:

 

See? Not so easy is it? I should take these two screencaps with me to my next appointment and give the optometrist my version of an eye exam. “Better snotrocket one? Or snotrocket two? One? Two? Hmmm??” Take that, Dr. Well-I-Guess-They’re-Pretty-Much-The-Same-Huh.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be tomorrow night, Friday, September 28, 2018 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). Bumgarner and his Giants have a golden orange opportunity this weekend to spoil the Dodgers chances of reaching the postseason. How sweet would that be, to deny the Dodgers? As sweet as a brown sugar pie topped with a brown sugar crust and served with brown sugar ice cream. That sweet.

I will be live tweeting tomorrow night’s snotrockets so come join me on Twitter or as always you can come back here for all the exciting snotrocket action. Beat LA!

Rocky Snotrockets

 

Rocky Snotrockets sounds like the name of a snot-blowing cartoon character. 10/10 would watch.

Hey guess what? The San Francisco Giants won! Madison Bumgarner won! The fans won because there were snotrockets!

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies:

 

  • Totals: W, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 7 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 3 other. 2 double SNR. 1 at-bat SNR. 1 mound visit SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 4th and 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 77 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

Mr. Bumgarner’s personal snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was inspired by Madison’s recent upsurge in mucus production and got some great snotrocket screencaps and gifs. From the middle of the 3rd inning:

 

A solo snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

Here’s a still of the same one, especially for you snotrocket connoisseurs:

 

Double snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

Here’s one that we don’t see too often – a mound visit snotrocket, complete with Austin Slater’s terrified reaction:

 

Mr. Bumgarner was done for the night after 6 strong innings. He looked like he could go the distance but was pulled early for some reason that we fans were not privy to at first. I was worried but tried to think positive:

 

As it turns out Bumgarner felt a little side tightness during his last at-bat and was removed from the game for precautionary reasons so it was nothing too serious. Phew.

 

Bonus Bumgarner pic:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Friday, September 21, 2018 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Freshly Brewed Snotrockets

 

The less said about Madison Bumgarner’s latest start the better. Let’s just focus on more pleasant things like his mucus, all right? All right.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, September 9, 2018 on the road vs. the Milwaukee Brewers:

 

  • L, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 5 other. 2 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 70 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

As I mentioned earlier I really don’t have much to say about the game so I’m just going to hit you with a bunch of snotrocket screencaps. The first Bumgarner snotrocket of the game occurred in the 1st inning and it was a double, with the left nostril leading the way:

 

Left was of course followed by the right:

 

Single snotrocket from the 1st inning:

 

4th inning single snotrocket:

 

Another solo shot of snot, this time in the 5th inning:

 

The 6th inning saw Bumgarner’s second double snotrocket of the game, with the right nostril taking a surprising turn at being first:

 

Left nostril was shocked that it came in second:

 

Single snotrocket in the same inning:

 

One more single snotrocket from the 6th:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, September 15, 2018 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Laborious Snotrockets

 

On Labor Day this year the San Francisco Giants and Madison Bumgarner played a game at Coors Field. That’s it. That’s all I got.

Oh wait there’s something else. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, September 3, 2018 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies:

 

  • ND, 5.0 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 3 HR, 1 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 0 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 1 snotrocket.
  • Bumgarner now with 61 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

So as you can tell by the unimpressive stats seen above (both pitching and snotrocketing) and by my distinct lack of enthusiasm to start this post it was not a great day for Mr. Bumgarner. But all is not completely lost as we did get that one lone snotrocket and here it is:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Sunday, September 9, 2018 on the road vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action. And please God let there be some. Snotrockets, that is.

A Vat Of Snotrockets

 

The bad news is that the San Francisco Giants only scored 1 run in their August 28th game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. The good news is that the Dbacks scored 0 runs. The bad news is that Madison Bumgarner got yet another no-decision. The good news is that Bumgarner blew more than 2 snotrockets in the game. Bumgarner getting a win would be nice but I’ll settle for the multiple mucus shots.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 double SNR. 1 BumHug.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th in which he blew 1 snotrocket per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 60 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

We have a plethora of snotrocket material for you to enjoy, in both screencap and gif form, and I was impatient for all of it to begin:

 

Here’s a pre-game snotrocket, blown at exactly 7:15 PM:

 

That was it for snotrockets until the 4th inning when there was some uncertainty from @SanDiegoGiants as to whether or not snot actually occurred:

 

I was already on it though:

 

In the 5th inning Mr. Bumgarner blew one of his specialties, the double snotrocket. Appreciative double SNR tweet:

 

@SanDiegoGiants was in agreement:

 

The last snotrocket of the game occurred in the 6th inning. Only a single this time but I’m not complaining and neither should you:

 

Bonus Bumgarner goodies – little earthquakes:

 

Contentious nasal action:

 

Bumgarner doesn’t like the strike zone and can you blame him:

 

Second one of the season and fast becoming a fan favorite – The BumHug:

 

A question for the ages:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Monday, September 3, 2018 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Hotter And Juicier Snotrockets

 

There was magic in the air last Thursday at Citi Field. Madison Bumgarner went 8 strong innings and got the win, his teammates actually gave him run support and last but not least there were multiple snotrockets in the game. What kind of sorcery is this? Bruce Bochy must have found one of these somewhere:

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, August 23, 2018 on the road vs. the New York Mets:

 

  • W, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 6 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 5 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 56 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

Bumgarner’s Personal Snotrocket Screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was on non-snotrocket assignment so Mrs. Personal Snotrocket Screencapper @iamjerklord filled in for him and did a great job. Here is a fine example of her work, a Bumgarner snotrocket from the 5th inning:

 

Also from the 5th inning, another Bumgarner nasal beauty:

 

I managed to capture a few myself although the quality of the screencaps are a little fuzzy:

 

Also we have a real treat for you. During Mr. Bumgarner’s latest start Giants fan @xSammySeventeen was in attendance at the game and accomplished not one but two rare feats: she managed to capture an aerial bullpen Bumgarner snotrocket. In person, no less. I have been tallying Bumgarner’s snotrockets going on now for 7 + years and to my knowledge this is the first time that such a thing has ever happened. So without further ado here is the rarest of Bumgarner snotrockets:

Isn’t it beautiful?  Years from now you can tell your grandchildren where you were the minute you witnessed such snotrocket magnificence.

And finally I have no real good reason to post this except that I liked the advertisement on the backstop:

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Redlegged Snotrockets

 

The snotrocket blogging marathon continues with post #2 of the day. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, August 18, 2018 on the road vs. the Cincinnati Reds:

 

  • L, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 2 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 4th and 5th in which he blew 1 snotrocket per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 50 snotrockets in the 2018 season.

 

As you can see by the above game totals Bumgarner didn’t exactly have his best game, pitching or snotrocketing. But that’s okay because even though the San Francisco Giants lost we still got a few snotrockets and as we always say around here at Bumgarner Snotrockets a little mucus is better than none.

First up is a snotrocket screencap that I got from the 4th inning:

 

While Bumgarner’s trusty snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants came through with a screencap of the game’s only other snotrocket, this time in the 5th inning:

 

@SanDiegoGiants also captured this great moment of Bumgarner’s frustration with a call from the home plate umpire:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was today, August 23, 2018 on the road vs. the New York Mets. I’ll not divulge today’s snotrocket totals here but I will tell you that Bumgarner actually blew more than 2 snotrockets. Huzzah! See you back here a little while later with today’s snotrocket totals. Also don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for all the exciting live Bumgarner snotrocket action.