Unless I write these blog posts immediately after the game is over then a good portion of said game is forgotten in my mind. That’s happened often in 2018 but my memory can’t be entirely to blame. A lot of that has been because the San Francisco Giants have had so many bland, lackluster games this season that they all seem to blend into one another. Instead of individual outings you just have big lumps of games, with few notable things sticking out of the lumps like a rare Giant home run or, of course, the snotrockets.
Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, September 21, 2018 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:
- ND, 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
- Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
- Bumgarner now with 81 snotrockets in the 2018 season.
Bumgarner’s favorite snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants was especially clever and managed to capture Madison’s first snotrocket of the game, a sneaky, back-to-us one in the bottom of the 4th inning:
Here’s a snotrocket I captured from the bottom of the 5th inning:
Also from the 5th:
Bumgarner’s last snotrocket of the night was an especially tricky one to catch. He was in motion while snotrocketing so every time I tried to get a nice clear screencap all I got was some snotrocket fuzziness. I finally narrowed it down to two different screencaps but it’s like when you’re getting an eye exam and the optometrist puts a couple of lenses in front of your eyes and says “Better one? Or two? One? Or two?” I NEVER KNOW WHAT TO SAY BECAUSE THEY ALWAYS LOOK THE SAME. So now it’s your turn.
See? Not so easy is it? I should take these two screencaps with me to my next appointment and give the optometrist my version of an eye exam. “Better snotrocket one? Or snotrocket two? One? Two? Hmmm??” Take that, Dr. Well-I-Guess-They’re-Pretty-Much-The-Same-Huh.
Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be tomorrow night, Friday, September 28, 2018 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). Bumgarner and his Giants have a golden orange opportunity this weekend to spoil the Dodgers chances of reaching the postseason. How sweet would that be, to deny the Dodgers? As sweet as a brown sugar pie topped with a brown sugar crust and served with brown sugar ice cream. That sweet.
I will be live tweeting tomorrow night’s snotrockets so come join me on Twitter or as always you can come back here for all the exciting snotrocket action. Beat LA!