Double Blow Snotrockets

I’ve been tallying Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets for a couple of years now and in his start against the Braves last Saturday I saw something I’ve never seen before. Bumgarner blew a snotrocket once and then immediately blew a second snotrocket from the same nostril. This was unprecedented. I’ve tallied many a double snotrocket blown by Bumgarner (a double snotrocket is one that is blown first from one nostril then the other) but never two from the same nostril. You tune in to a ballgame, you never know what you might see.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, May 11, 2013 at home vs. the Atlanta Braves:


  • W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 at-bat and 1 double blow SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

Let Saturday, May 11, 2013 henceforth be known as the debut of the Madison Bumgarner double blow snotrocket. We are not worthy.

Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, May 22, at home vs. the Washington Nationals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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