Something weird happened last night. No, I’m not talking about the snotrockets flying through a cool foggy San Francisco night. I’m talking about the fact that for the second start in a row the Giants scored multiple runs for their
god starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner, ensuring for him a rare two-game winning streak. Giants fans have become accustomed to seeing Bumgarner pitch well but with little or no run support and collecting no decision after no decision. But on Friday night everything came together perfectly and we got great Giant pitching, plenty of Giant runs and a Giant victory as a result. So weird.
What wasn’t weird were the snotrockets. No, they were your ordinary, run of the mill snotrockets. Workmanlike, standard and normal. Homespun mucus. Folksy snot. True, not as many snotrockets blown as Giants runs scored but we can’t have everything we want. Just be glad we got what we did.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, July 13, 2018 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics:
- W, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 0 other. 1 double SNR. 1 BumHug.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 38 snotrockets in the 2018 season.
In the 5th inning Giants first baseman Brandon Belt paid honor to The Man:
In the top of the 7th inning Madison Bumgarner got into a bit of trouble, loading the bases with nobody out. He was pulled from the game and Giants reliever Reyes Moronta came in and performed rookie pitching magic, escaping the inning without allowing a single baserunner to score and preserving the chance for Bumgarner to get the win. As Moronta came into the dugout Bumgarner showed his appreciation:
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be the first Giants game after the All-Star break: Friday, July 20, 2018 on the road vs. the Oakland Athletics. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.