No Win Snotrockets

 

It was the Giants vs. the Dodgers (ew) last Tuesday night. I’m not going to say who won because, again, ew. Who won isn’t important anyway. What is important: Bumgarner snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, April 2, 2019 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew):

  • L, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K,1 HR, 7 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 21 snotrockets in the 2019 season.

Bumgarner’s personal snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was back at work for Madison’s second start of the season and he produced some fine images of Bum blowing some snot. A shot of snot from the 3rd inning:

 

Also from the 3rd:

 

Another from the same inning. The snot was strong in the 3rd:

 

I missed this Bumgarner start because of prior commitments:

 

When the truth was, I should have never sacrificed watching a Bumgarner start live over zombies. Only one other time have I done this and the guilt was such that I swore I would never do it again. Last Tuesday I did it again and I’m firmly convinced that because I broke my promise and betrayed Bumgarner and his snotrockets he and the Giants lost the game. I must live with this guilt forever.

Back to the snot. I conveyed my worries over missing this Bumgarner start on Twitter and @SanDiegoGiants was reassuring:

 

The score in the 6th inning was not ideal but the snotrockets were:

 

Another skill from Madison Bumgarner’s repertoire – the glove chew:

 

The realization that his snotrocket tallier had (temporarily) abandoned him to slay walkers caused Bumgarner to lose focus in the 3th inning:

 

But Mr. Bumgarner, true professional and Pitcher Who Rakes that he is, never lets anything affect his hitting prowess:

 

Bumgarner’s home run made it a 5-2 game; after that the Giants got closer, scoring 3 more runs in the 9th but ultimately lost to the Dodgers (ew) 6-5. So the good guys lost but the snotrocket fans won.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this one was Monday, April 8th, 2019 at home vs. the San Diego Padres. Tune in here soon for that thrilling episode in the Amazing Adventures of Madison Bumgarner’s Snotrockets. In the meantime you can catch me on Twitter, talking about the Giants, Bumgarner, The Walking Dead and who knows what else. Thanks for stopping by and see you back here for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

2019 Opening Day Snotrockets

 

Last year I was worried about Madison Bumgarner. Not about his pitching but his snotrocketing. For the past several seasons Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals have been in a decline. The numbers:

  • 2012: 348
  • 2013: 304
  • 2014: 393
  • 2015: 288
  • 2016: 233
  • 2017: 62
  • 2018: 82

Even before his injury-shortened seasons of 2017 and 2018 Madison Bumgarner was blowing fewer snotrockets since his season high of 393 in 2014. Who or what to blame for the loss of mucus? Only Bumgarner knows for sure. The mystery continues.

Fewer Bumgarner snotrockets are bad. It makes us sad. I have good news however. THE MUCUS HAS MADE A COMEBACK. Bumgarner was the Opening Day pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and even though once again he received no run support and another undeserved loss (sigh) the snotrockets were full and lush and plentiful. Oh for joy we have been blessed.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, March 27, 2019 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • L, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 14 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 6 other. 4 double SNR. 1 double blow SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner with 14 snotrockets in the 2019 season.

 

So the snotrockets are back and back too are the snotrocket screencaps and gifs. Hooray! Mr. Bumgarner’s official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants returned from the off-season with a fresh batch of snot caps and gifs for your viewing pleasure. Two snotrockets from the 1st inning:

 

Mr. Bumgarner closed out a successful 1st inning as only he can:

 

As you can imagine I was thrilled after the 1st inning:

 

A Bumgarner specialty combo in the 3rd inning:

 

A happy dilemma:

 

Closeups for your snotrocket viewing pleasure:

 

Besides the snotrockets Bumgarner has other ways of relieving the tension:

 

Another Bumgarner specialty makes a comeback:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s nasal magnificence on Opening Day was such that it was an inspiration for one of his teammates:

 

Even though the Giants lost I looked for positives:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). See you here or and on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

2018 Snotrocket Totals

 

Madison Bumgarner had another injury-shortened season in 2018, his second year in a row. This time instead of a dirt bike being the culprit it was a pinky finger. One tiny little broken digit caused us to be deprived of so much of Bumgarner’s magical mucus. But what snot he did blow last season I made sure to document and add up as a proper snotrocket tallier would do. So without further ado here are Madison Bumgarner’s 2018 snotrocket season totals with breakdowns:

 

2018 first half SNR (snotrocket) totals:

  • Total: 38 SNR (8 starts)
  • Day: 2 (1 start)
  • Night: 36 (7 starts)
  • Home: 26 (5 starts)
  • Road: 12 (3 starts)
  • Wins: 13 (3 wins)
  • Losses: 16 (3 losses)
  • No-decisions: 9 (2 ND)
  • vs. L: 4
  • vs. R: 21
  • Other: 13
  • closed roof/indoor: 1
  • Double: 3
  • Double blow: 1
  • Pre-game: 4
  • At-bat: 1
  • Mound visit: 1
  • BumHug: 1

 

First half, by teams:

Dbacks:

  • 5 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 2
  • Other: 3
  • Pre-game: 2
  • At-bat: 1

Marlins:

  • 1 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 1
  • Closed roof/indoor: 1

Dodgers:

  • 3 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 0

Padres:

  • 7 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 4
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1

Rockies:

  • 16 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 3
  • vs. R: 8
  • Other: 5
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1
  • Double blow: 1
  • Mound visit: 1

Cardinals:

  • 2 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 2
  • Other: 0

Athletics:

  • 4 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 0
  • Double: 1
  • BumHug: 1

2018 second half SNR (snotrocket) totals:

  • Total: 44 SNR (13 starts)
  • Day: 18 (4 starts)
  • Night: 26 (9 starts)
  • Home: 15 (5 starts)
  • Road: 29 (8 starts)
  • Wins: 15 (3 wins)
  • Losses: 13 (4 losses)
  • No-decisions: 16 (6 ND)
  • vs. L: 2
  • vs. R: 15
  • Other: 27
  • Closed roof/indoor: 2
  • Double: 10
  • Pre-game: 2
  • At-bat: 1
  • Mound visit: 2
  • BumHug: 1

Second half, by teams:

Athletics: 3 SNR (1 start)

  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 2
  • Other: 1
  • Double: 1
  • Mound visit: 1

Brewers:

  • 10 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 4
  • Other: 6
  • At-bat: 1
  • Double: 2

Dbacks:

  • 6 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 1
  • Other: 5
  • Indoor: 2
  • Pre-game: 1
  • At-bat: 1
  • Double: 1
  • BumHug: 1

Astros:

  • 2 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 2
  • Double: 2

Dodgers:

  • 3 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 2
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1

Reds:

  • 2 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 1
  • Other: 1

Mets:

  • 6 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 5
  • Double: 1

Rockies:

  • 8 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 5
  • Other: 3
  • Double: 2
  • At-bat: 1
  • Mound visit: 1

Cardinals:

  • 4 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 2
  • Other: 2

2018 season SNR (snotrocket) totals:

  • Total: 82 SNR
  • Day: 20 (5 starts)
  • Night: 62 (16 starts)
  • Home: 41 (10 starts)
  • Road: 41 (11 starts)
  • Wins: 28 (6 wins)
  • Losses: 29 (7 losses)
  • No-decisions: 25 (8 ND)
  • vs. L: 6
  • vs. R: 36
  • Other: 40
  • Closed roof/indoor: 3
  • Double: 13
  • Double blow: 1
  • Pre-game: 6
  • At-bat: 2
  • Mound visit: 3
  • BumHugs: 2

Season, by teams:

Dbacks:

  • 11 SNR (3 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 8
  • Indoor: 2
  • Pre-game: 3
  • At-bat: 2
  • Double: 1
  • BumHug: 1

Rockies:

  • 24 SNR (4 starts)
  • vs. L: 3
  • vs. R: 13
  • Other: 8
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 3
  • Double blow: 1
  • Mound visit: 2

Dodgers:

  • 6 SNR (3 starts)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 2
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1

Padres:

  • 7 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 3
  • Other: 4
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Double: 1

Reds:

  • 2 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 1
  • Other: 1

Brewers:

  • 10 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 4
  • Other: 6
  • At-bat: 1
  • Double: 2

Cardinals:

  • 6 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 4
  • Other: 2

Marlins:

  • 1 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 1
  • Closed roof/indoor: 1

Mets:

  • 6 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 5
  • Double: 1

Athletics:

  • 7 SNR (2 starts)
  • vs. L: 1
  • vs. R: 5
  • Other: 1
  • Double: 2
  • Mound visit: 1
  • BumHug: 1

Astros:

  • 2 SNR (1 start)
  • vs. L: 0
  • vs. R: 0
  • Other: 2
  • Double: 2

 

Here endeth the 2018 Bumgarner snotrocket season. It was short but sweet. Let’s hope that 2019 brings with it a healthy Madison Bumgarner and a full season of his snotrocket magnificence. Thank you to everyone who subscribes to this blog and also to anyone who may have just stopped by to pay a visit. I appreciate you all.

Coming soon: a best of post featuring some of Bumgarner’s finest snotrocket screencaps and gifs from last season. A sneak preview:

 

See you here in a few weeks for that exciting post. In the meantime you can always find me on Twitter, talking about Bumgarner, his snotrockets and anything else I can think of. Happy New Snotrocket Year!

End Of Season Snotrockets

 

Not much of a game. Not many snotrockets. Not a great way to end the season for both Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, September 28, 2018 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew):

 

  • L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 1 snotrocket.
  • Madison Bumgarner finishes the 2018 season with 82 snotrockets.

 

Bumgarner’s last snotrocket of 2018 was a back-to-the-camera one and because of this I could only get a fuzzy shot of the left nostril one:

 

My next blog post will be Bumgarner’s season snotrocket totals. I have been procrastinating for most of the off-season but I am determined to get these snotrocket stats published before the end of the year so help me Bumgarner. So watch this blog or better yet subscribe to it using the link button on the right (at the bottom for you mobile users) and you’ll be able to stay informed with up-to-the-minute snotrocket facts. You can always follow me on Twitter too for more snotrockety goodness.

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.