Friday Night Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner was having a fine game tonight against the Rockies, only giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run in 5 innings. He was just at 81 pitches but for some reason the Dbacks didn’t let him go back out for the 6th. Oh well, at least they let him go 5 for the win so that’s good. What’s also good is that it was another great night for Bumgarner snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, April 30, 2021 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies:

 

  • W, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 5 other. 1 pregame SNR. 4 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 60 snotrockets in the 2021 season.

 

The first snotrocket of tonight’s game was a pre-game one:

 

A couple of classic snotrockets from the 3rd inning:

 

Bumgarner had 4 glove snotrockets in tonight’s game which may or may not be a personal record for him. Here are 3 of the 4 (the missing glove snotrocket was not suitable for screenshotting as half of Bumgarner’s head was cut off by the cameras):

 

Last snotrocket of the game:

 

Important distinction:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, May 6, 2021 on the road vs. the Miami Marlins. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

No Hit Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner pitched the second game of an Arizona Diamondbacks doubleheader this past Sunday and owing to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s reign of terror both games were set to only go 7 innings each instead of the regular and sane 9. This Manfred-induced abomination was made even worse by the fact that Madison Bumgarner pitched a beauty of a game: he went the full 7 (sigh) giving up no hits. He also blew a lot of snotrockets but we’ll get to that in a moment. So Bumgarner threw a no-hitter yesterday in the eyes of everyone but Major League Baseball; they refused to credit Madison with a no-no because MLB is a mess these days. A 7 inning doubleheader game is considered an official game but a 7 inning doubleheader game in which a pitcher gives up no hits is not considered an official no-hitter. How does that make sense?

Madison Bumgarner threw a no-hitter yesterday. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. He also once again for the 4th time in 5 starts reached double digits in snotrockets so we have two things to celebrate.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, April 25, 2021 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 9 vs. righties, 3 other. 2 glove SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 3rd and 6th in which he blew 4 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 50 snotrockets in the 2021 season.

There was some confusion as to the nature of one of yesterday’s snotrockets. At first glance one of them looked to be a thumb snotrocket which would be highly unusual for Bumgarner. A thumb snotrocket is one where the thumb is used instead of the forefinger to expel the mucus. Offhand I can’t think of the last time Bumgarner used his thumb or if he has ever used it. Some people might let it go one way or the other, thumb snotrocket, not a thumb snotrocket but I’m a professional snotrocket tallier so I had to make sure:

The snotrocket in question:

I mean, clearly it’s a regular snotrocket and not the more exotic thumb snotrocket but again I had to make sure.

Other snotrockets in the game were less controversial. Here’s a classic snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

Glove snotrocket also from the 3rd:

The 3rd inning was a popular one for snotrockets. Here’s one where the Diamondbacks broadcast tried to cut away with a graphic but Madison snuck in a snotrocket before they could complete it:

6th inning glove snotrocket:

Another from the 6th inning:

A nice clear well lit snotrocket:

The 7th inning saw a Bumgarner classic, the double snotrocket. First the left nostril as seen from a distance:

Bumgarner tried to be sneaky and turn away from the camera to shoot the right side of his double snotrocket but you can’t hide from me, Madison:

One final snotrocket of the game:

After Bumgarner got the final out of his no-hitter his teammates congratulated him:

So did some Dbacks fans but I was unimpressed:

When Bumgarner was on the Giants he was the frequent recipient of that most famous of embraces, The Buster Hug™. Madison has moved on to Arizona but he left his heart in San Francisco:

Madison Bumgarner’s next start will probably be Saturday, May 1, 2021 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

One more thing:

Biggie Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner had a fine day today. He got his first win of the 2021 season but more importantly he was once again in the double digits in snotrockets. Attaboy Bumgarner.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, April 18, 2021 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals:

  • W, 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 14 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 4 other. 3 glove SNR. 3 at-bat SNR. 1 double blow SNR. 1 dugout SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 38 snotrockets in the 2021 season.

I was able to get some pretty good snotrocket screenshots from this game including several glove snotrockets. The first one was a sneaky glove snotrocket caught from behind:

 

Another glove snotrocket, this time with a better view:

 

Long distance glove snotrocket:

 

I was very fortunate to witness three at-bat snotrockets today. First one:

 

Bumgarner’s second at-bat snotrocket was so good the home plate umpire couldn’t take his eyes off of it. Nationals catcher Yan Gomes however was unimpressed:

 

The third at-bat snotrocket was another long distance one:

 

These snotrocket screenshots are in no particular order as this one occurred in the 1st:

 

Biggie snotrocket:

 

What better way to celebrate a win than with a dugout snotrocket:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, April 24, 2021 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Two Snotrockets, One Snotrocket Screenshot

 

After two straight games with double digit snotrockets Madison Bumgarner fell back into the single digits. Oh well. At least it wasn’t a snotrocket shutout.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, April 12, 2021 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics:

  • L, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 2 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 glove SNR. 1 double blow SNR. 0 indoor SNR (open roof).
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 3rd and 5th innings in which he blew 1 snotrocket per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 24 snotrockets in the 2021 season.

I was only able to get one snotrocket screenshot and it was a slightly fuzzy one at that:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, April 18, 2021 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Second Start Snotrockets

 

The second start of the 2021 season for Madison Bumgarner didn’t go so well in terms of obtaining a win. But in terms of blowing snotrockets Bumgarner excelled. And really, isn’t that what’s most important?

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, April 7, 2021 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies:

  • L, 5.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, 0 HR, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 at-bat SNR. 3 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 7 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 22 snotrockets so far in the 2021 season.

Twelve snotrockets! How blessed are we? In Bumgarner’s Opening Day start he blew 10 snotrockets and this start saw him shoot a dozen. As I said after his first 2021 start:

This abundance of snotrockets after the lean last couple of years has been a welcome sight. I was starting to believe that Bumgarner was drying up and worried that he might go a full season with no nose blowing. My fears were groundless however. Madison’s snotrockets have been plentiful so far in 2021. In fact in this start he had 7 snotrockets in one inning! Amazing.

With so many snotrockets in one game there was ample opportunity to capture some in screenshots. First Bumgarner snotrocket of the game:

 

The 3rd inning saw a breathtaking amount of snotrockets, 7 in total, so most of the following screenshots are from the 3rd. These are in no particular order. First are a couple of long distance snotrockets:

 

At-bat snotrocket:

 

Sneaky snotrocket:

 

One of three glove snotrockets blown that day:

 

Exciting nose rub:

 

Getting the perfect snotrocket screencap doesn’t always come easy:

 

Bumgarner hasn’t forgotten his old manager:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Monday, April 12, 2021 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

Opening Day 2021 Snotrockets

 

I approached this year’s Opening Day with some apprehension. Madison Bumgarner had been steadily decreasing his snotrocket blowing for several years now, a trend that was disturbing. What did it mean? Had his nasal maladies (allergies? deviated septum?) been cured? Or, as I suspected, had someone “gotten” to him and told him that his snotrockets should be hidden from the public? Whatever the reason for the downward trend in snotrockets I needn’t have feared because in his first start of the 2021 season Bumgarner had returned to his old form:

No worries and we can relax. Bumgarner is blowing plenty of snotrockets again and all is right with the world.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vitals statistics for Thursday, April 1, 2021 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres:

  • ND, 4.0 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 HR, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. L, 5 vs. R, 5 other. 1 at-bat SNR. 1 double SNR. 3 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner with 10 snotrockets so far in the 2021 season.

You know if there are snotrocket stats then there must be some snotrocket screencaps. Here is the first televised Madison Bumgarner snotrocket of the 2021 season, an at-bat one:

 

Here’s one of three glove snotrockets blown that day:

 

Later on in the game we got lucky and witnessed a classic Bumgarner double snotrocket. First up was the left nostril:

 

Followed by the right:

 

Long distance snotrocket:

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, April 7, 2021 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

2020 was the craziest of years so it’s a relief to see one thing return to normal. May Bumgarner’s plentiful snotrockets be a sign of better things to come.