Pocket Snotrocket


Madison Bumgarner’s latest start didn’t go so well. He gave up 5 runs in 6 innings, with 3 of those runs coming on 3 solo homers. Oh well, get ’em next time Madison. At least you blew snotrockets so I’m good.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, September 3, 2017 at home vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:


  • L, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 0 other. 1 in-glove/pocket SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 49 snotrockets in the 2017 season.


We were fortunate to see Bumgarner snotrockets in this game. We were even more fortunate that Bumgarner’s foremost snotrocket screencapper  @SanDiegoGiants captured some of them in screencap and gif form. Here’s something new: a twofer. Same snotrocket but from two different angles. Side-facing snotrocket:


And the same snotrocket but forward-facing and from a distance:


Bumgarner gave up three solo homers in this game but so what, he hit one himself:


Also in this game was an epic Bumgarner bat toss:


And just for the hell of it an umpire butt cam shot of a Bumgarner called strike three:


Those were all really nice but I saved the best for last. I saw something in this game that I’ve never seen in any of Madison Bumgarner’s appearances. A new kind of snotrocket the likes of which I’m fairly certain that no baseball player including Bumgarner has ever performed before. It was so unusual that I wasn’t even sure what it was at first. But upon repeated viewings I finally determined that it was indeed a snotrocket but… what to call it?


So pocket snotrocket it is, at least until I think of something better. And now without further ado here it is, the brand-new-never-before-seen-for-the-first-time-ever-super-fantastical (glove) pocket snotrocket:


WOW. Wasn’t that something? Don’t you consider yourself blessed for having seen it? You should.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, September 9, 2017 on the road vs. the Chicago White Sox. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner interleague snotrocket action.

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