Madison Bumgarner is so great that I sometimes forget he is human. With everything that he’s accomplished in his career so far it just doesn’t seem possible that he is a mere mortal. I think of him as godlike and always achieving perfection in every start and when that doesn’t happen it’s a shock to the system.
Tonight Mr. Bumgarner’s phenomenal scoreless streak in postseason elimination games is over at 24.2 innings. He had a rough 2nd inning in tonight’s game, giving up a 3 run homer to the Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta. That hurt to watch:
But Bumgarner never gave up another run after that and threw well for 3 more innings, finishing his night with 5 innings pitched and only 3 runs allowed:
The Giants finally started hitting and scoring runs tonight, enough to go ahead not once but twice and ultimately won the game. I won’t go into all the craziness of tonight’s game (and there was a ton of it) because this is primarily a Bumgarner snotrocket blog but also because as I’m writing this it’s 2:00 AM and I need sleep. But don’t get me wrong because I’m not complaining:
America isn’t complaining either:
So this was a great night for the Giants and America but don’t let us forget it was a great night for the Bumgarner snotrocket fans too. Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, October 10, 2016 at home vs. the Chicago Cubs:
- ND, 5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 12 snotrockets in the 2016 postseason.
But before you sing his praises just LOOK AT THIS BLASPHEMY that he tweeted out 8 minutes later:
However I suppose such profane tweeting can be forgiven because the Giants’ deranged style of baseballing in 2016 has been enough to drive the sanest fan psychotic. And Bumgarner’s premier snotrocket screencapper did rally a short time later to capture the ever popular Bumgarner loogie(albeit a dry one):
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be…? Again it’s up in the air. Everything depends on the outcome of game 4 being played a little more than 12 hours from now. If the Giants win then there will be a game 5 two days later and potentially Bumgarner could pitch a few innings of relief in that. So let’s just cross our fingers, toes, eyes and anything else you can manage to cross and wish and hope and pray for one more victory for the San Francisco Giants because it not only means they stay alive in the postseason but it also means more Bumgarner snotrockets. And that is always a great thing.
When Madison Bumgarner pitches next I’ll see you here and on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.