Smoggy Snotrockets

 

Hate the Dodgers. Hate Puig. Love Bumgarner. Love Bumgarner’s snotrockets. It all balances out.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww):

 

  • L, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 61 snotrockets vs. the Dodgers and 393 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

Bumgarner’s last regular start of the 2014 season was to have been this Sunday, September 28. But because the San Francisco Giants will have a 1 game playoff against either the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals next Wednesday (please don’t even ask me to explain how the wild card works in baseball because whenever I try to figure it out I get shooting pains in my head) the Giants elected to save Bumgarner for that all important start next week. So we won’t get the chance to see Bumgarner break the 400 snotrocket mark in the regular season. It’s a terrible disappointment, I know, but let’s try to overcome this tragedy and get on with our lives.

Speaking of overcoming tragedy @SanDiegoGiants managed to get some great snotrocket screencaps in Bumgarner’s loss to the Bums. Here’s a nice close-up snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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A 4th inning snotrocket:

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In the 6th inning Bumgarner noticed a certain someone was in the stands at Chavez Latrine:

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Also in the 6th Bumgarner took note of another LA notable in the stands:

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Of course it wouldn’t be a Giants – Dodgers series without at least one controversial incident. And it certainly wouldn’t be a Madison Bumgarner start against the Bums without at least one confrontation between him and Yasiel Puig. Back in May of this year  Bumgarner and Puig exchanged pleasantries and Tuesday night they rekindled their friendship with Bumgarner hitting Puig on the foot with a pitch in the 1st inning and then Puig charging the mound and pretending to go after Bumgarner. Because you have to pay WordPress to upload videos and because I’m much too cheap to do that here’s a screencap from that “fight” (you can view a gif of the incident here) :

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You can also see the video and read about the incident here.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, October 1, 2014 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals (location yet to be determined, either Pittsburgh or St. Louis pending the outcome of this weekend’s game results). See you here or on Twitter  for all the exciting postseason snotrocket action.

Snakes vs. Snotrockets

 

The Giants beat the Diamondbacks yesterday (final score 4-2) and in the process picked up a game in the NL West standings. They now trail the first place Dodgers (eeuww) by only 2 games.  Madison Bumgarner only received a no-decision yesterday but that’s okay because win, lose or no-decision a Bumgarner game is always excellent because of snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. L, 1 vs. R, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 41 snotrockets vs. the Diamondbacks and 385 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

As you can see by the tally above there weren’t a lot of snotrockets in yesterday’s game. But that doesn’t deter an expert snotrocket screencapper like @SanDiegoGiants. He captured several Bumgarner beauties for your viewing pleasure. Here’s one from the 2nd inning:

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Bumgarner was especially proud of his 3rd inning snotrocket and felt it deserved special merit:

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And in the 4th inning @SanDiegoGiants made an important discovery regarding MLB’s policy on snotrockets:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, September 23, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

MadBum Snotrocketing on the Bums

 

The Giants beat the Dodgers Friday night. Madison Bumgarner blew snotrockets Friday night. Friday night was goooooooooood.

 

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww):

 

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 9 K, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 at-bat SNR. 2 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 53 snotrockets vs. the Dodgers and 382 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

In addition to humiliating the Dodgers and racking up another win Madison Bumgarner reached an important season milestone Friday night. @SanDiegoGiants captured Bumgarner celebrating as only Bumgarner can:

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Another Dodger-thrashing snotrocket from the 4th inning:

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In the 6th inning Madison Bumgarner mixed it up a little and expressed his contempt for the low-life Dodgers in an entirely different manner:

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And in the 7th inning Bumgarner was still shutting out the detestable Dodgers and still blowing his splendiferous snotrockets:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Motor City Snotrockets

 

The Giants game vs. the Tigers was on Fox Sports last Saturday so you know how the television commentary went. It was all TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA giants TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS posey TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS TIGERS CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA. Also CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA CABRERA and finally CABRERA.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, September 6, 2014 on the road vs. the Detroit Tigers:

 

  • W, 6.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 2 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 370 snotrockets in the 2014 season.

 

Naturally with the Fox Sports TV broadcasters so enamored with the TIGERS  and CABRERA the cameras spent precious little time on Madison Bumgarner. This meant that ace snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was only able to capture this one blurry onscreen snotrocket:

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You suck, Fox.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (euwww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.