Not Centennial Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner was well on his way to getting his 100th career victory tonight but an uncharacteristic 3 home runs given up by Bumgarner plus the 8,436th lead blown by the Giants bullpen this year resulted in another no-decision for Madison. All is well though because the Giants scored 3 in the top of the 10th inning and came away not only with a victory but tied for the NL Wild Card lead. Plus snotrockets! What a great night.

The San Francisco Giants were in San Diego to face the Padres. If you subtract the 3 home runs given up by Bumgarner (and I can do that this is my blog I can write whatever I want so there) then he pitched well and did leave the game with the lead. He also achieved this:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, September 24, 2016 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 6 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. L, 4 vs. R, 1 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 224 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was at the ballpark for tonight’s game but unfortunately wasn’t able to capture any fresh live snotrockets. The night wasn’t a total loss though:

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Exciting on base closeups because you know you want them. First ‘the pinch’:

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And then ‘the hmm’:

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Entertaining equipment adjustment:

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There was an exciting moment when it was thought that a fresh live snotrocket may have been caught:

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False alarm though:

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The scoreboard’s ‘Fun Fact’ doesn’t surprise me at all:

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Giants fans know where it’s at:

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Reasonable request:

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Bumgarner hit 2 doubles in tonight’s game and also fouled a ball off his leg. He limped around for a little but it was really nothing:

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Besides the win and the Wild Card tie and the snotrockets this was my favorite aspect of tonight’s game:

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True story:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, September 29, 2016 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. Or it could be the next day vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). Either one I’ll be here and on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Before I go – how cute is this? Baseball’s power couple:

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Update – WE HAVE A SNOTROCKET

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Snotrocket closeups – first the approach:

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And then the snotrocket:

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We are not worthy.

Don’t Look At My Snotrockets

 

I had another blog post all prepared where I wrote a couple of lighthearted remarks about the game but I deleted all of that after the 9th inning because I just don’t have the heart to post it now. The Giants bullpen blew yet another save opportunity in the 9th inning in Monday’s game and in doing so they threw away a beautifully pitched game by Madison Bumgarner. Unforgivable. Also, Giants 3rd baseman Eduardo Núñez scratched and clawed and belly-flopped his way around the bases to score the Giants only run. And he scored that run on a wild pitch. So all that effort by Núñez and Bumgarner was wasted because the Giants bullpen just can’t get it done anymore. Giants manager Bruce Bochy can’t get it done anymore. His golden touch has turned to lead. The game that started out so wonderfully ended up a horrific nightmare that may take me years to recover from.  Prophetic tweet:

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Hahahaha yeah right

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Tension builds:

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Then the bottom of the 9th inning happened. Twitter meltdown ensues:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, September 19, 2016 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew):

 

  • ND, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 10 K, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 dugout SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd, 5th and 6th in which he blew 1 snotrocket per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 218 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Fortunately for all of us Bumgarner snotrocket enthusiasts @SanDiegoGiants was hard at work during last night’s game, capturing snotrockets and tweeting them out. Snotrocket in the second inning:

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Top of the 5th snotrocket:

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Strength and excellence:

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Bonus Bumgarner screencap – his cup runneth over:

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Of course it wouldn’t be a Giants vs. Dodgers (ew) game without some blood boiling and tempers flaring. It started innocently enough with Yasiel Puig (ew) grounding out in the bottom of the 7th. Bumgarner fielded the ball, flipped it to Belt who made the out at 1st. No problem. Except there was:

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You heard Bumgarner. Don’t look at him:

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I can’t embed videos in this blog without paying exorbitant fees so if you want to see what happened click on these orange words for MLB’s official video of the incident.

Also do yourself a favor and click on this to hear Vin Scully’s description of the Bumgarner-Puig incident.

I just hope Bumgarner doesn’t shave his head:

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You heard what Bumgarner said, Puig. Why you still looking at him?

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In this photo Puig is on the far left and Bumgarner in the middle of the crowd on the far right:

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The above photo is especially noteworthy because:

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This photo is the only thing I like about the Giants bullpen:

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Of course I had no problem with any of this:

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I need for this to happen:

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Before I forget I wanted to include this incredible work of art. Giants fan @IAmJerklord made this a while ago but it came in handy during last night’s game. Saturn Bumgarner devouring Puig:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, September 24, 2016 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

One last thing:

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Glum Snotrockets

 

The Giants played the Padres. The Giants lost to the Padres. Madison Bumgarner pitched. Madison Bumgarner blew snotrockets. That’s all I got. What a glum game. What a glum series. What a glum second half. GLUM I TELL YOU GLUM.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at home vs. the San Diego Padres:

 

  • L, 6.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 pre-game SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 214 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was on glum assignment and thus was not able to capture any glum snotrockets.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. See you here or on Twitter for all the glum snotrocket action.

Insufficient Snotrockets

 

I don’t like it when Madison Bumgarner blows too few snotrockets. I also don’t like it when Madison Bumgarner gives up too many home runs. Both happened tonight but fortunately the Giants bats woke up and they scored just enough runs to nullify those DBacks homers. Giants bats could do nothing about the lack of snotrockets though.

The San Francisco Giants were in Arizona tonight to play the DBacks with Madison Bumgarner the starting pitcher for the Giants. Snotrocket conditions at the start of the game:

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A milestone moment on the line tonight:

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You’ll get that 100th victory next time, Madison. And blow some celebratory snotrockets to boot.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, September 9, 2016 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 R, 4 ER, 9 K, 2 HR, 2 SNR: 0 vs. L, 1 vs. R, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 211 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Unfortunately @SanDiegoGiants was on assignment for the only inning that Bumgarner blew his snotrockets but he did capture some marvelous loogies. In the 6th inning there were 2 Bumgarner loogies and both were captured.

Loogie #1:

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Loogie #2:

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Everything Bumgarner does is capture-worthy:

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I mean everything:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at home vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Windy City Snotrockets

 

Ivy + snotrockets = good times.

The San Francisco Giants were in Chicago this weekend to play the Cubs. Madison Bumgarner had a great game Saturday, with much good pitching, fury and plenty snotrocketing. It was all I could have ever asked for.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, September 3, 2016 on the road vs. the Chicago Cubs:

 

  • W, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 BB, 2 R, 2 ER, 10 K, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 bullpen SNR. 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner blew at least 1 snotrocket in every inning he pitched today.
  • Bumgarner now with 209 snotrockets in the 2016 season.

 

Unparalleled snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants finely crafted some of his art today for all to enjoy. In this snotrocket screencap the home plate umpire appears to be taking aim at something:

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I can never eat sandwiches again:

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Two screencaps for the price of one – a snotrocket and its frequent companion, the nose wipe:

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Snotrocket:

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Nose wipe:

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So Bumgarner got the win today but it wasn’t made easy for him:

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The erratic strike zone and a questionable balk call today brought about one of my favorites – MadBum fury. My G-rated interpretation of Bumgarner’s commentary:

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The SF Giants made a custom Madison Bumgarner emoji:

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I added one small, crucial detail:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Friday, September 9th, 2016 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.