A bit of a rough outing for Madison Bumgarner last Saturday. Uncharacteristic multiple walks. He just didn’t look himself. It happens. No one is perfect all of the time. Even Bumgarner.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, July 21, 2018 on the road vs. the Oakland Athletics:
- ND, 4 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K, 0 HR, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double SNR. 1 mound visit SNR (Young, Posey, Crawford).
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 41 snotrockets in the 2018 season.
Spare amount of snotrockets in Mr. Bumgarner’s latest outing. Here is one from the 1st inning, complete with pie chart stats (snotrocket percentages missing):
A nice double snotrocket happened in the 5th inning. First we have the left nostril being evacuated:
Then the right nostril:
Saturday’s game didn’t have much going for it but we did get a rare treat – the mound visit snotrocket. This one was attended by Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Giants pitching coach Kurt Young (still feels weird to not say Dave Righetti). Because Bumgarner turned away to blow his snot (he’s so polite when he has guests on the mound) the snotrocket got cut off by the camera but trust me, it was there:
It’s always a disappointment when there are few Bumgarner snotrockets in a game but what we lack in snotrockets we try to make up for in loogies:
For a brief moment in the 9th inning we had some Giant excitement as Hunter Pence tied the game with a double. He paid tribute to his starting pitcher while standing at 2nd base:
But it was not to be. The Giants came away winless. Mr. Bumgarner did not come away snotrocket-less. Call it a push.
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Friday, July 27, 2018 at home vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.