Madison Bumgarner had few snotrockets in today’s game and for that you can either blame the fact that he was indoors (closed roof at Chase Field) or the more likely culprit: the fan-in-the-stands camerawork still employed by the San Francisco Giants when games are aired on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area (CSNBA). Time and time again the cameras cut away from the action on the diamond to capture such stunning scenes as an ice cream sundae being made or a family waving at the camera or a guy wearing a hat with two dolls on it. For all we know Bumgarner could have been firing out the snotrockets at warp speed but you’d be hard pressed to see them with the cameras not focused on the field but instead on a guy in the stands holding his sleeping kid. Oh yes, that’s why I tuned in: not to see a baseball game but to see random people in the stands eating, drinking and waving bye bye.
Seriously though, even if Bumgarner weren’t pitching I’d still be upset. Shot after shot after shot of some fan in the stands or a boat in the water instead of the action on the field. It doesn’t help that the Giants broadcasters seem to really like these fan shots and make much about them. I like Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper when they talk about the game but when they start in about some guy wearing a silly hat I cringe. It really seems to go on too long. Brevity sirs, please and thank you.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, July 19, 2015 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:
- W, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. rightie, 1 other. 1 double SNR. 1 glove SNR.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
- Bumgarner now with 135 snotrockets so far in the 2015 season.
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, July 25, 2015 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.