Lackluster Snotrockets

 

Another Giants loss. Few snotrockets. No screencaps. Move along, nothing to see here.

Oh wait, the snotrocket stats. You want those of course. It’s all we Giants fans have right now. [sighs]

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, July 3, 2014 at home vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • L, 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now has 13 snotrockets vs. the Cards and 227 snotrockets overall in 2014.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be next Tuesday, July 8, 2014 on the road (yeah really just across the bay) vs. the Oakland Athletics. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting [sighs] snotrocket action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Smattering of Snotrockets

 

In the early part of tonight’s Giants game something didn’t seem right. Something seemed to be…missing. What could it have been?

Tweets-FL-Nary A Snotrocket

 

Ohhhh. Right. Of course.  After the first 3 innings passed and Bumgarner had yet to blow one snotrocket I was concerned. Had he reformed? Did his teammates do a snotrocket intervention in the clubhouse? Was it Zyrtec? Or was it simply that the Comcast Sports Net Bay Area camerawork was even worse than usual? I suspect the last one, because the cameras seemed to be focused on anyone and anything but Bumgarner tonight. It was the customary “Let’s find every single Giants fan in the home team’s ballpark tonight and show them over and over again” type of game, along with the typical numerous shots of kids eating cotton candy and an absolutely fanatical devotion to show every single second of every batter’s time in the box. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 4th inning (over an hour after the game started) that I was able to tally the first Bumgarner snotrocket of the night:

Tweets-FL-Finally A Snotrocket

 

Sigh. Not a great night for snotrocket watching.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, May 30, 2014 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now with 155 snotrockets so far this season.

Even though there was a paucity of snotrockets  in tonight’s game @SanDiegoGiants did not disappoint and got a snotrocket screencap:

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Jack was pleased:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, June 5, 2014 on the road vs. the Cincinnati Reds. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

St. Louis Snotrockets

No, the Cardinals didn’t change their name. Although how cool would it be if they…never mind.

It appears the San Francisco Giants are on another road trip from hell. Or for them in 2013, just another road trip, period. This wasn’t a good night for the Giants, for Madison Bumgarner or for snotrockets. Sigh.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, June 1, 2013 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

  • L, 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 7 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

I’m not sure when Bumgarner’s next start is. They have two off days coming up next week plus their starting rotation is a little off due to SP Ryan Vogelsong’s injury. It’s going to be either next Friday or Saturday, on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. Neither game will be on the Fox network which is fantastic news. Fox cameras focus more on the batters than the pitcher so I’m sure it affected my snotrocket totals, as I mentioned on Twitter:

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So for his next outing I’m predicting double digit snotrocket totals from Bumgarner. Go get ’em, Madison Bumgarner. Let your snotrocket flag fly.

See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Camouflage Snotrockets

The San Francisco Giants wore camouflage caps for today’s game in honor of Memorial Day. There’s no camouflaging Madison Bumgarner’s snotrockets. They openly fly out in the air for the world to see. Let us give thanks.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals for Monday, May 27, 2013 on the road vs. the Oakland Athletics:

  • L, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 5 BB, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 K, 1 HR, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 6 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • All four Bumgarner SNR in the 1st inning were blown while facing no batters.
  • Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals for the first 2 months of the 2013 season – April: 72 – May: 64

Bumgarner’s next start should be this Saturday, June 1 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2012 Postseason Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner is 23 years old and has 2 World Series Championship rings. Sounds about right.

Here are Bumgarner’s SNR (snotrocket) totals for the 2012 postseason:

2012 National League Division Series (vs. Cincinnati Reds):

  • 4.1 IP, 6 SNR ― 2 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 3 other. 2 pre-game and 1 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

2012 National League Championship Series (vs. St. Louis Cardinals):

  • 3.2 IP, 7 SNR ― 0 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 2 other. 1 pre-game, 1 at-bat and 2 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.

2012 World Series (vs. Detroit Tigers):

  • 7.0 IP, 4 SNR ― 0 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 pre-game SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.

The NLDS was broadcast on TBS and the NLCS and World Series were both broadcast on Fox. This probably affected Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals somewhat as both stations have even more questionable camera work than CSN Bay Area, which broadcasts most of the San Francisco Giants regular season games. TBS and Fox cameras focused too much on the batter’s box and the dugouts  (where terribly long in-game interviews with various players and coaches were conducted). CSN Bay Area cameras often seem more interested in what funny hats the fans in the stands are wearing than what’s going on down on the field.

See you here next year for more exciting snotrocket action.

Cowtown Snotrockets

Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals from today’s game  vs. the St. Louis Cardinals (in St. Louis):

10 snotrockets (SNR): 2 vs. left-handed batters, 6 vs. right-handed batters, 2 other. 2 double SNR. Other Bumgarner snotrocket totals of note:

  • Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st and 3rd in which he blew 3 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner blew at least 1 SNR in every inning he pitched today.
  • Today’s game marks the 14th time this season that Madison Bumgarner has reached double digits in snotrockets.

Some explanation about the snotrocket statistics I keep: “SNR” is an abbreviation for snotrockets. “Other” represents any Bumgarner snotrockets that are not blown while facing a batter. This would include pre-game, between batters, at-bat, on-base, dugout and post-game snotrockets. A “double” snotrocket means both nostrils were included in the snotrocketing (first one nostril and then the other).

Double SNR can occur at any time; versus a batter, while in the dugout, at-bat, etc. For example, in today’s game Bumgarner blew his first double SNR at 11:31 AM (Pacific) while facing Adam Wainwright in the 3rd inning. Bumgarner’s second double SNR came while he was out on the mound at 12:15 PM, in the 5th inning, while in-between batters.

Most of Bumgarner’s double SNR have come while facing batters, or while in-between batters. I’ve yet to see a double dugout SNR. I am breathlessly awaiting one of these rare beauties.

I believe Bumgarner’s next start will be on Tuesday, August 14, at home, versus the Nationals. Maybe Tuesday will be the night to see my first double dugout snotrocket. One can always dream.