Snotrockets, Beach Balls and The Wave

Dodger Stadium. Beach balls. The wave. A Giants loss. It all sucks.

What doesn’t suck? Madison Bumgarner and his snotrockets (hey good band name). Even though Bumgarner took the loss tonight he still pitched very well. Unfortunately he didn’t get much support, the Giants having only scored 1 run. A night and game best forgotten.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, June 24, 2013 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (suck):

  • L, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K, 1 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 6 other. 2 double and 1 at-bat.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now has 26 snotrockets vs. the Dodgers this year and 185 overall in 2013.

Once again @SanDiegoGiants on Twitter has provided some great Bumgarner double snotrocket screencaps (note – he described it as a DNR. I actually call them double SNR. Important stuff here):

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And some closeups because you know you want them. First one side:

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And then the other:

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Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, June 30 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Of Rhubarbs And Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner had another good outing today. So what else is new? Well, a fight for one thing. Okay, so there wasn’t any actual fighting but the benches did clear, players were held back (it took 4 people to restrain Bumgarner, he’s a big ‘un) and all in all it was pretty entertaining. Oh yeah the Giants also won the game, taking 2 of 3 from the Padres. Suck it Pads.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at home vs. the San Diego Padres:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 4 BB (1 IBB), 2 R, 2 ER, 8 K, 2 HR, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 6 other. 1 pre-game, 1 at-bat, 1 fight.
  • Madison Bumgarner blew 2 snotrockets in every inning he pitched today except for the 3rd (1).
  • Other Madison Bumgarner snotrocket notes: Bumgarner blew 1 snotrocket during the 2nd inning rhubarb.

More about the rhubarb (or as Giants radio broadcaster Jon Miller called it, “scrum”): It happened in the second inning. Padres 1st baseman Jesus Guzman was at bat and Bumgarner threw behind him. None of the Giants would admit it after the game but to most it was obvious that Bumgarner purposely threw behind him  because of the way Guzman hotdogged his way to 1st base after hitting a home run in last night’s game. After the pitch Guzman, at home plate, gestured towards Bumgarner with his bat and started walking towards the pitcher’s mound. Bumgarner immediately came off the mound and started walking towards Guzman, gesturing with both arms as if to say, “C’mon, come on, let’s go!” An angry Bumgarner is a joy to see. There’s video of what happened but unfortunately WordPress doesn’t allow embedding of mlb.com videos (not on free accounts anyway) so I can’t post it here. Click on this link to see it.

 

That was pretty much it for the “fight”. No real action except for some jawing, some gesturing and did you catch Bumgarner’s snotrocket in the middle of it? A first: the rhubarb snotrocket.

I liked that Bumgarner retaliated for Guzman’s actions the night before. And he did it the right way too, staying away from the batter’s head and instead aiming low, near his butt and behind him. Gives a message, shows the batter who’s the boss but doesn’t put anyone in any real danger of injury. Attaboy Bumgarner.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be next Monday, June 24 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (yuck hiss boo). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Oh yes one more thing: fuck you Jesus Guzman.

Double Digit Strikeouts and Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner pitched a fabulous game today. The Braves could only manage one walk and two little singles in 7 innings against Bumgarner.  He excelled in both strikeouts and snotrockets, reaching double digits in both categories. Atlanta never stood a chance.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, June 14, 2013 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 10 K, 0 HR, 14 SNR (snotrockets): 4 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 6 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now has 22 snotrockets vs. the Braves in 2013 and 163 SNR overall this season.

Once again it pays to follow other Giants fans on Twitter. Thanks to  @maltman2010 for bringing this to my attention. A fantastic gif of Bumgarner blowing a double snotrocket in tonight’s game  ( gif made by @gidget )

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Bumgarner’s next start should be next Wednesday June 19th at home vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Indoor Snotrockets

The San Francisco Giants were on the road this past weekend, taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Madison Bumgarner pitched in Saturday’s game and got the win. Also, the weather in Phoenix was the usual 179° F so the roof was closed. Indoor snotrockets? Yes indeed.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, June 8, 2013 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • W, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 K, 0 HR, 6 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • This game’s total of 6 SNR is Madison Bumgarner’s smallest snotrocket total of 2013.

So as noted above this outing saw the smallest total of Bumgarner snotrockets in any one game this season, so far. Granted, Bumgarner did only go 5 innings but he had a shorter outing earlier this season and blew far more snotrockets (05/17/13, on the road vs. Colorado Rockies, 4.2 IP, 15 SNR). What to make of this? Maybe being indoors affected MadBum’s snotrocket total. I knew domed stadiums were evil.

Bonus: A Jean Machi double SNR (snotrocket) from three weeks ago, courtesy of @SanDiegoGiants on Twitter: Image

Here’s a closeup:

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Bumgarner’s next outing should be this Friday, June 14 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

St. Louis Snotrockets

No, the Cardinals didn’t change their name. Although how cool would it be if they…never mind.

It appears the San Francisco Giants are on another road trip from hell. Or for them in 2013, just another road trip, period. This wasn’t a good night for the Giants, for Madison Bumgarner or for snotrockets. Sigh.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, June 1, 2013 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • L, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 7 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

I’m not sure when Bumgarner’s next start is. They have two off days coming up next week plus their starting rotation is a little off due to SP Ryan Vogelsong’s injury. It’s going to be either next Friday or Saturday, on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. Neither game will be on the Fox network which is fantastic news. Fox cameras focus more on the batters than the pitcher so I’m sure it affected my snotrocket totals, as I mentioned on Twitter:

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So for his next outing I’m predicting double digit snotrocket totals from Bumgarner. Go get ’em, Madison Bumgarner. Let your snotrocket flag fly.

See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.