Capital Snotrockets


The San Francisco Giants were in Washington D.C. this weekend and today they closed out a 3 game series against the Nationals. Madison Bumgarner was on the mound and only one thing was on my mind:



As it turned out I had nothing to worry about. The snotrockets were flowing today. The runs however were not. Madison Bumgarner took yet another severely undeserved loss this afternoon. Bumgarner went the distance, giving up only 2 hits and 1 run. Unfortunately his teammates chose to show their appreciation for Madison’s magnificence by getting only 5 hits and scoring 0 runs. By my unscientific calculations that makes today the 873rd game this season that the Giants have managed to not score a single run in a Bumgarner start. Sad.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, August 7, 2016 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals:


  • L, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 glove SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st, 6th and 8th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 179 snotrockets in the 2016 season.


Most always if there are Bumgarner snotrockets then there are Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps; today was no exception. To show his appreciation of Bumgarner’s excellence @SanDiegoGiants captured some of Bumgarner’s nasal masterpieces and shared them with the world. Glove snotrocket in the 1st inning:



Also in the 1st inning:

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With so few Bumgarner snotrockets being blown lately there’s been little opportunity for the special ones. That changed today when we got one of my personal favorites, the double snotrocket. First the left nostril:




And then the right nostril:



A couple of snotrockets from the 6th inning:




99 problems and a snotrocket ain’t one of them:



Bumgarner went the distance in today’s game. So too did his snotrockets. His teammates? Not so much:



Bonus Bumgarner screencaps – Annoying Mascot edition:





Fakeout Nose Scratch edition:

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Double Glove Wipe edition:

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Hazards of Snotrocket Blogging While Watching The Walking Dead Marathon edition :

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Happy trails edition:




Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, August 13, 2016 at home vs.the Baltimore Orioles. Orange and Black vs. Orange and Black. My money’s on the Orange and Black. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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