The 2011 Madison Bumgarner Vintage Snotrocket Tour continues with stop #2 being a matchup between the Giants and the Dodgers (ew). Bumgarner suffered from some questionable calls by the umpires and ended up with a loss but the snotrockets were plenty so we can’t complain.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, April 11, 2011 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew):
- Totals: L, 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB (1 IBB), 3 K, 1 HR, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 7 other. 3 at-bat SNR. 1 baseline (1st) SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
- Madison Bumgarner now with 17 SNR in the 2011 season.
As I’ve mentioned in other vintage snotrocket posts the film quality for some of these older games isn’t very good; the screen often pixelates and the focus is frequently fuzzy. So even though Bumgarner had a healthy amount of snot in this game I was only able to get two fairly decent quality snotrocket screencaps. This one was from the 4th inning:
And one from the 5th inning:
Madison Bumgarner’s next start after this game was on Sunday, April 17, 2011 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. When I do this game I’ll probably live tweet it so you can follow me on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner vintage snotrocket action or of course you can always come back here for the snot. Thanks for stopping by.
When we last visited the Madison Bumgarner Vintage Snotrocket Tour it was in March 2018 and while I was waiting for the 2018 season to start I was filling the empty snotrocket holes with some vintage Bumgarner mucus. See, I only started doing snotrocket tallying and breakdowns in 2012. All of Bumgarner’s snotrockets in starts and relief appearances before that year had gone uncounted and unclaimed. Orphan snot.
So I decided to go back and rewatch all of his appearances in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 seasons in order to compile complete career snotrocket totals. I had reached as far as a start in September 2010 before having to abort the tallying because MLB goofed and forgot to upload his September 17 start to YouTube. I was discouraged and stopped the vintage tallying altogether for a couple of years before deciding to pick it up again today. I’m leaving the rest of the 2010 season alone for now (I’ll wait until I find out if and when MLB gets around to uploading the game online) and instead I moved on to Bumgarner’s first start in 2011.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, April 5, 2011 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:
- L, 3 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 2 other.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
- Madison Bumgarner began the 2011 season with 5 snotrockets.
These old starts don’t have the best video quality so getting a decent snotrocket screencap isn’t easy. Out of the five that Bumgarner blew that day I was only able to capture two and they were fuzzy snotrocket screencaps at that. Here’s one:
And the final snotrocket of the day as he walked off the mound in the 3rd inning:
I also got a screencap of a gesture that Bumgarner doesn’t do anymore in his starts: having a quiet moment behind the mound before throwing his first pitch:
Madison Bumgarner’s next start in 2011 was Monday, April 11, 2011 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). When I rewatch that game I’ll most likely be live tweeting it at the same time. So join me on Twitter or I’ll see you back here for all the exciting vintage Bumgarner snotrocket action.
I was all set to post Madison Bumgarner’s 2019 season snotrocket totals when I realized that I never made a post about his last snotrockets of the season. They didn’t come from a start but a pinch hit appearance that he made against the Dodgers (eeuw). I’m so sorry for the delay. Let’s not wait any longer shall we? Let’s get right to it.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals for Sunday, September 29, 2019 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuw):
- 2 SNR: 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 at-bat SNR. 2 pinch-hit SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Madison Bumgarner finishes the 2019 season with 105 snotrockets.
There are a couple of snotrocket screencaps and since it’s four months after the game actually occurred I have no idea who took them. I think it was me but it could very well have been Bumgarner’s official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants. This will teach me for not labeling the screencaps properly. Anyway here they are:
This September 29th game was the last game of the season and so with it came a lot of sentimental and melancholy moments because it was also Bruce Bochy’s last day as manager. Several former players showed up to pay tribute to their old skipper including a seldom seen but huge fan favorite who was the lucky recipient of a classic BumHug™:
That’s right Timmeh was in the house. Tim Lincecum, so long gone from the team but never gone from anyone’s heart 🥰 BTW Timmy had a classic Timmy Moment in an interview after the game. I was lucky enough to record it for posterity. I don’t think I can post it here in this blog but head on over to my Twitter account and you can find it there. You’ll be glad you did.
So Timmy was blessed with a BumHug™ but he wasn’t the only one. You didn’t think Bumgarner was going to forget his favorite manager did you?
Bumgarner was feeling it so much he even gave home plate a BumHug™, sort of:
Again, sorry for the extreme delay in posting this. Something very distressing happened in the offseason that I won’t be discussing here now or anytime in the near future. I just can’t do it. I can’t be like a lot of fans and be flippant or nonchalant about it, posting on Twitter about it just so they can get a lot of likes and retweets. So I’ll end this blog post here and probably sometime tomorrow post Bumgarner’s season snotrocket totals. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. And as always you can follow me at Twitter where come the 2020 MLB season I’ll be tallying and tweeting about Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets, just like always. See you soon.
Just a single snotrocket in Madison Bumgarner’s most recent start. A sad little nasal shot of mucus. One is the loneliest number.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies:
- ND, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 3 HR, 1 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 pregame SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 1 snotrocket.
- Bumgarner now with 103 snotrockets in the 2019 season.
Bumgarner’s preferred snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants captured the game’s lone snotrocket in gif form:
Even though Bumgarner got a no-decision and the Giants eventually lost we did have some nice moments in this game. Both Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner hit home runs which resulted in some cool statistics:
Madison Bumgarner’s next start is…in 2020? It was to have been tomorrow which would have been most fitting as it is the last game that Giants’ esteemed manager Bruce Bochy will be managing before he retires. However the puzzling decision was made by Bochy to not have Bumgarner start for reasons that sounded rather vague and unsatisfying. If September 24 was Bum’s last appearance in a game this season then he stands at 103 snotrockets for 2019. However I am holding out hope that Madison will make a relief appearance in tomorrow’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew) or at the very least pinch hit. Anything to get some more snotrockets from our King. So check back here or come visit on @Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.
No, we are not going to have Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey both shooting snot out of their noses simultaneously (although how AWESOME would that be). Instead this is another one of those two-for-the-price-of-one snotrocket blog posts. You pay nothing and get two snotrocket game totals. That’s right we’re giving away the mucus here at Bumgarner Snotrockets. Crazy, right? Free snotrockets? We must be insaaaaaaaaannnnne okay I’ll stop now.
Saturday September 14, 2019 at home vs. the Miami Marlins:
- ND, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 on deck SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 99 snotrockets in the 2019 season.
At one point in the game Giants’ CF Kevin Pillar made a very nice catch in the outfield and when the inning was over and both players were in the dugout Bumgarner rewarded Pillar with his specialty, the BumHug:
And later on Madison Bumgarner got hit by a comebacker. The ball glanced off his stomach but it didn’t faze Bumgarner one bit and he stayed in the game. His battery mate wanted to make sure everyone knew what happened:
Thursday, September 19, 2019 on the road vs. the Boston Red Sox:
- L, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 102 snotrockets in the 2019 season.
Something very important happened in this game:
Madison Bumgarner’s next start could be Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.
This will be another two for one snotrocket blog post, as Madison Bumgarner had yet another outing where he went snotrocket-less. So instead of creating a separate blog post just to say “hey no snot” I’m again doubling up on a post and including two starts here instead of just one.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:
- ND, 5.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 HR, 0 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 0 other.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was none of them since he blew no snotrockets.
- Madison Bumgarner still with 91 snotrockets in the 2019 season.
Monday, September 9, 2019 at home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates:
- ND, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. L, 1 vs. R, 3 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 2 double SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 95 snotrockets in the 2019 season.
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home vs. the Florida Marlins. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.