2019 Opening Day Snotrockets


Last year I was worried about Madison Bumgarner. Not about his pitching but his snotrocketing. For the past several seasons Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals have been in a decline. The numbers:

  • 2012: 348
  • 2013: 304
  • 2014: 393
  • 2015: 288
  • 2016: 233
  • 2017: 62
  • 2018: 82

Even before his injury-shortened seasons of 2017 and 2018 Madison Bumgarner was blowing fewer snotrockets since his season high of 393 in 2014. Who or what to blame for the loss of mucus? Only Bumgarner knows for sure. The mystery continues.

Fewer Bumgarner snotrockets are bad. It makes us sad. I have good news however. THE MUCUS HAS MADE A COMEBACK. Bumgarner was the Opening Day pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and even though once again he received no run support and another undeserved loss (sigh) the snotrockets were full and lush and plentiful. Oh for joy we have been blessed.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, March 27, 2019 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:


  • L, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 14 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 6 other. 4 double SNR. 1 double blow SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner with 14 snotrockets in the 2019 season.


So the snotrockets are back and back too are the snotrocket screencaps and gifs. Hooray! Mr. Bumgarner’s official snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants returned from the off-season with a fresh batch of snot caps and gifs for your viewing pleasure. Two snotrockets from the 1st inning:


Mr. Bumgarner closed out a successful 1st inning as only he can:


As you can imagine I was thrilled after the 1st inning:


A Bumgarner specialty combo in the 3rd inning:


A happy dilemma:


Closeups for your snotrocket viewing pleasure:


Besides the snotrockets Bumgarner has other ways of relieving the tension:


Another Bumgarner specialty makes a comeback:


Madison Bumgarner’s nasal magnificence on Opening Day was such that it was an inspiration for one of his teammates:


Even though the Giants lost I looked for positives:


Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, April 2, 2019 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ew). See you here or and on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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