Summertime Snotrockets


It’s hot. There’s snot. Why not?

The summer is coming along nicely and so are Madison Bumgarner’s snot rockets. In his most recent outing he got a no-decision but pitched quite well. And he blew some snotrockets too. Let’s get to them, shall we?

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, August 13, 2021 at home vs. the San Diego Padres:


  • ND, 6.2 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 2 other. 5 indoor SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 2 snot rockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 159 snot rockets in the 2021 season.


Bumgarner got his outing started off the right way with a snotrocket in the 1st inning:


There were a couple of snotrockets in the 5th inning. I’m going to break down one of those for you, in four parts:


1. The approach:


2. The finger application:


3. The snotrocket:


4. The after wipe:


Another snotrocket from the 5th inning:


Final snotrocket of the game, from the 6th inning:


Madison Bumgarner’s next start could be tomorrow, Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at home vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. The Diamondbacks starting pitcher is still listed as TBD. But whether he pitches tomorrow or the next day it doesn’t matter because I’ll be watching and cheering and tallying the snotrockets. See you back here for all the exciting Bumgarner snotrocket action.

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