I know they’re not called the Devil Rays anymore. I just like that name better.
You know the drill: I start off another Madison Bumgarner blog post by saying how well Madison Bumgarner pitched. This time is no different. Bumgarner had another great game. In other shocking news, he also blew some snotrockets.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, August 2, 2013 on the road vs. the Tampa Bay Devil Rays:
- W, 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 11 K, 0 HR, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 7 other. 2 double SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
- Madison Bumgarner has now blown 23 interleague snotrockets in 2013 (1 other 2013 interleague start: 13 SNR vs. A’s 5/27/13).
- Madison Bumgarner has now blown 16 indoor SNR (snotrockets) in 2013 (1 other closed roof start: 6 SNR vs. DBacks 6/8/13).
Joe West was umpiring at first base in this game and to the surprise of absolutely no one made yet another horrible call. West said that Giants 1st baseman Brandon Belt came off the bag too soon and thus didn’t record an out at 1st. Of course replays showed that West was wrong. The only reason I’m bringing this up is because it resulted in the following Bumgarner-related exchange on Twitter:
Have I mentioned before how much I enjoy Twitter? Before I joined (August 2010) I used to sneer at the site because I thought it was nothing more than people posting updates on what they had for lunch. Once I joined however, and starting following other Giants fans I found out how much fun it could be (see above screencap). Informative too: the Giants beat writers often will tweet up-to-the-minute info on things they’re seeing and hearing during the game, including photos. Some of the players will too, after the game of course. So if you haven’t already done so already come join the party on Twitter. You’ll be glad you did.
Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, August 7 at home vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.