A Smattering of Snotrockets

 

In the early part of tonight’s Giants game something didn’t seem right. Something seemed to be…missing. What could it have been?

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Ohhhh. Right. Of course.  After the first 3 innings passed and Bumgarner had yet to blow one snotrocket I was concerned. Had he reformed? Did his teammates do a snotrocket intervention in the clubhouse? Was it Zyrtec? Or was it simply that the Comcast Sports Net Bay Area camerawork was even worse than usual? I suspect the last one, because the cameras seemed to be focused on anyone and anything but Bumgarner tonight. It was the customary “Let’s find every single Giants fan in the home team’s ballpark tonight and show them over and over again” type of game, along with the typical numerous shots of kids eating cotton candy and an absolutely fanatical devotion to show every single second of every batter’s time in the box. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 4th inning (over an hour after the game started) that I was able to tally the first Bumgarner snotrocket of the night:

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Sigh. Not a great night for snotrocket watching.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, May 30, 2014 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 155 snotrockets so far this season.

Even though there was a paucity of snotrockets  in tonight’s game @SanDiegoGiants did not disappoint and got a snotrocket screencap:

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Jack was pleased:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, June 5, 2014 on the road vs. the Cincinnati Reds. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Twin Snotrockets

 

No, “Twin Snotrockets” is not a new term for a double snotrocket. The Giants just had a little interleague play today.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, May 25, 2014 at home vs. the Minnesota Twins:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 19 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 9 vs. righties, 7 other. 4 at bat SNR. 1 on base SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner’s total of 19 snotrockets today ties a season high (vs. Braves – 5/4/14).
  • Bumgarner now has blown 147 snotrockets in 2014.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Friday, May 30, 2014 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Coors Field Can Suck Snotrockets

 

I hate Coors Field.

If you guessed by that first sentence that the Giants lost tonight’s game then you are correct, oh perceptive one. Well, at least Madison Bumgarner didn’t get the loss. That’s a small consolation. A bigger consolation was that it was a good night for viewing some snotrockets, even with the shoddy camerawork going on:

 

 

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, May 20, 2014 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies:

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 HBP, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 5 other. 1 on base SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner blew at least 1 snotrocket in every inning he pitched tonight.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 32 SNR (snotrockets) vs. the Rockies this year and 128 SNR overall in 2014.

@SanDiegoGiants captured two really cool Bumgarner snotrockets in tonight’s game. First up is a stealth snotrocket, in the background, while the camera was focused on the Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki walking to 1st base (after Bumgarner plunked him):

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And then this in the 7th inning, while Bumgarner was on 1st base after being hit by a pitch (retaliation for the Tulowitzki plunking?).  I like the look of intense appreciation in the umpire’s face as he views a Bumgarner snotrocket up close:

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You can tell the ump is most impressed:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, May 25, 2014 at home vs. the Minnesota Twins. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

And as always fuck you Dinger.

 

 

Cherry Sundae Snotrockets

 

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night nor heat of a unusually warm May afternoon in the Bay Area will stay Madison Bumgarner from the swift completion of blowing his snotrockets. He’s a professional.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at home vs. the Atlanta Braves:

  • W, 5.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 18 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 12 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 at-bat SNR. 6 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 6 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner blew his 100th snotrocket of the 2014 season at 12:46 PM (vs. Pastornicky, R). It was a double SNR.
  • Bumgarner now has 37 snotrockets vs. the Braves in 2014.

Right about here would go some awesome snotrocket screencaps that @SanDiegoGiants usually tweets out. But not today:

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Sure, the snotrocket stats are nice but I think we can all agree that the visual stimuli of a Bumgarner snotrocket screencap is like the cherry on your sundae. A little something extra special that makes it that much better.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, May 20, 2014 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter  for all the exciting snotrocket action.

You’re thinking about snotrockets on ice cream now, aren’t you. You’re welcome.

Bat Flips and Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner beat the Dodgers, blew lots of snotrockets and gave Yasiel Puig a dressing down for either flipping his bat or taking about 5 hours to round the bases after his home run. If it wasn’t for Brandon Belt’s broken thumb (HBP) it would have been a near-perfect night.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, May 9, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • W, 8.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 5 other. 3 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 8th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now has 41 SNR (snotrockets) vs. the Dodgers this season and 98 SNR overall in 2014.

In the bottom of the 6th inning Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig hit a solo home run against Bumgarner. Maybe it was the bat flip or maybe it was that Puig took his own sweet time rounding the bases afterwards. Or maybe it was both. Whatever it was Bumgarner was none too pleased with Puig and let him know it as the controversial Dodger eventually neared home plate:

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Nothing much came of the incident though. Bumgarner went back to the mound and continued his pitching excellence. Puig went back to the Dodgers dugout and continued his whatever he does. After the game however Bumgarner explained that it was all a misunderstanding:

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So droll.

And now on to the best part of the game: the snotrockets. @SanDiegoGiants did us all a favor and captured some good ones tonight. In the 7th inning:

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The 8th inning saw a snotrocket after a Dodger strikeout:

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At the end of the 8th an especially fierce-looking snotrocket:

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Bonus screencap from tonight’s game – a Bumgarner loogie:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at home vs. the Atlanta Braves. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

P.S. Dodgers suck.

 

Pinch Hit Snotrocket

 

The anticipation:

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Yes. It really happened. You didn’t dream it. Madison Bumgarner pinch hit in tonight’s game.  And though he only lined out to the pitcher he did blow a snotrocket so all was not lost.  In case you don’t believe me then here’s the proof, courtesy of @SanDiegoGiants:

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As of right now the San Francisco Giants are still tied with the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-10 in the 12th inning but if they end up losing then everyone’s blaming this woman:

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Update: the Giants won 11-10 in 13 innings. Curse of the Flower Hat: denied. It was an exciting win for the Giants but of course my mind was on more important things:

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That was the first pinch hit snotrocket I’ve seen Madison Bumgarner blow. I wasn’t prepared for it and I don’t know what to do with it. I really can’t count it in his regular season snotrocket totals because I only tally the snotrockets that Bumgarner blows during games he starts and this one was blown during a pinch-hit appearance. Oh the dilemma. What to do? I guess just enjoy it for the snotrockety goodness it delivered.

Sunday Snotrockets

 

Rest on Sunday? Not Madison Bumgarner. There’s a game to pitch. There’s snotrockets to be blown. Let’s get to it.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, May 4, 2014 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves:

  • W, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 19 SNR (snotrockets): 5 vs. lefties, 11 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 on-base SNR, 1 at-bat SNR, 2 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 6 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner also had 2 innings (5th & 6th) in which he blew 5 snotrockets in each inning.
  • Today’s total of 19 snotrockets is the most that Madison Bumgarner has blown in a game since 4/5/14 (18 SNR at Dodgers).

Don’t worry, never fear, @SanDiegoGiants came through with some great snotrocket screencaps from today’s game:

 

A rare on-base snotrocket:

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And a regular snotrocket in the 6th:

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I wish I could live tweet the snotrockets at every single one of Bumgarner’s snots starts. I try my very best to do this but occasionally I have other, less meaningful commitments (work, family functions) and I can’t watch the game live. Whenever this happens I always make sure to watch the game (and tweet snotrocket totals) later that same day , so as to not miss even one Bumgarner snotrocket and thus keep the snotrocket tallies as accurate as possible.

And that’s what occurred today. I wasn’t able to watch the game live on TV.  Then this happened on Twitter:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Friday, May 9, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.