A Snotrocket Dilemma

Madison Bumgarner pitched a great game today but unfortunately ended up with a no-decision. Even more unfortunately, the Giants ended up with a loss. But don’t despair, snotrocket totals are here to brighten your day.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • ND, 7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 0 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 pre-game and 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

Snotrocket dilemma: All the Bumgarner snotrockets that I tally are placed into various categories: pre-game, vs. lefties, vs. righties, during an at-bat, on-base, dugout, etc. One snotrocket that Bumgarner blew today presented a delicate problem as it didn’t exactly fit into any of the above named categories. The snotrocket that Bumgarner blew at precisely 2:08 PM occurred as he was walking along the first base line after hitting a ball that eventually went foul. As he was going back to home plate he blew one snotrocket. Now, as this snotrocket didn’t actually occur while he was at home plate I didn’t feel that I could accurately place it in the ‘at-bat’ category. Nor did it qualify as an ‘on-base’ snotrocket because Bumgarner hadn’t reached base yet (remember, he was returning to home plate after hitting a ball that went foul). What to call it? Where to put it? After agonizing over this crucial decision for several minutes I finally decided to place the 2:08 PM snotrocket in the ‘at-bat’ category, but with an asterisk (insert your favorite Barry Bonds joke here). See how I work for your snotrocket tallying enjoyment.

The 2:08 PM Bumgarner snotrocket inspired a reply from fellow Giants fan on Twitter, @CandlestickWill:

Twitter-CandlestickWill-Rally Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be next Tuesday evening, April 30, again vs. the DBacks but in Arizona this time. I’ll be live-tweeting all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action. Come on over to Twitter and join in on the fun!

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