Thursday Afternoon Snotrockets

 

Getaway day for the Chicago Cubs so there was a day game at AT&T Park today. Day, night, it doesn’t matter. Madison Bumgarner pitches, Madison Bumgarner blows snotrockets. You can’t have one without the other. They go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Like beans and cornbread. Like Dodgers and ewwww.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, August 27, 2015 at home vs. the Chicago Cubs:

 

  • W, 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 12 K, 11 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 3 other. 2 pre-game SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 209 snotrockets in the 2015 season.
  • At 12:46 PM Madison Bumgarner blew his 200th snotrocket of the 2015 season.

 

Noted Svengoolie hater and snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants produced some fine snotrocket pics for the viewing pleasure of all. A 1st inning snotrocket:

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As noted in the game snotrocket notes above Bumgarner blew his 200th snotrocket of the 2015 season today. Unfortunately it was one of those shy snotrockets and we didn’t get to see it in all its full blown glory. But here it is anyway, for posterity:

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Chipotle snotrocket in the 2nd inning:

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There was a double snotrocket in the 3rd inning and of course that means separate nasal action shots. First the left nostril:

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And then the right nostril:

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Cubs 1, Giants 1, Bumgarner 1…more snotrocket:

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Another shy snotrocket, this one in the 5th inning:

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Bonus Bumgarner: There was a fine balletic play made by Bumgarner at 1st base. Bumgarner took a throw near the 1st base bag and had to make a very graceful pirouette to record the out:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, September 1, 2015 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (ewwww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Slugging Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner won a game and hit a home run. This is not a repeat. This is an entirely new episode in The Weekly Chronicles of the Awesomeness That Is Madison Bumgarner.

Yes folks that man did it again. Once again Madison Bumgarner absolutely destroyed a baseball by sending it high into the left field stands at PNC Park. I wish I could post a video of it but WordPress won’t let you do that unless you pay them some money. So here’s a link: http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/70087564/v394148083/?game_pk=415474

Even other MLB players are in awe and admiration of Bumgarner’s slugging skills:

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But wait. Something’s missing. Oh yes. Snotrockets! Can’t forget the snotrockets. Home runs are great and all but snotrockets! They’re the tops, man.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, August 21, 2015 on the road vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates:

 

  • W, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 8 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 198 snotrockets in the 2015 season.

 

No videos are allowed on free blogs here at WordPress but thankfully I can still post as many free photos as I want. Also thankfully @SanDiegoGiants captured some Bumgarner snotrockets for posterity. Here’s a sly from behind snotrocket from the 4th inning:

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Also in the 4th inning – Bumgarner celebrates striking out the side in his own inimitable fashion:

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One 5th inning snotrocket coming up:

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Bumgarner left the game in the 7th inning with the lead and one more snotrocket:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, August 27, 2015 at home vs. the Chicago Cubs. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

P.S. The Dodgers got no hit tonight so HAHAHAHAHAHAHA DODGER SUCK. That is all.

Complete Snotrockets Redux

 

Madison Bumgarner pitched a complete game win today. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Plus, a four game sweep vs. the Nats! Plus, snotrockets!

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, August 16, 2015 at home vs. the Washington Nationals:

 

  • W, 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 6 other. 5 double SNR. 1 on base SNR. 1 dugout SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st and 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 185 snotrockets in the 2015 season.

 

On Twitter @SanDiegoGiants captured Bumgarner in all his snotrocket glory. Here’s a snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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Snotrocket in the 2nd inning:

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Madison Bumgarner snotrocket from the 3rd inning, with a cameo by Buster Posey’s catcher’s mask:

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4th inning, 44 pitches and 1 snotrocket:

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Different inning, different batter at the plate but an almost identical snotrocket:

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Also from the 5th inning, a close up snotrocket:

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Bumgarner hits a double, gets on base, blows a snotrocket:

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9th inning, 0 runs given up, 1 out remaining and 1 snotrocket left in Bumgarner:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Friday, August 21, 2015 on the road vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Complete Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner ended the San Francisco Giants losing streak by pitching a complete game against the Astros last Tuesday. He also blew snotrockets. Take a wild guess as to what I’ll be writing about.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at home vs. the Houston Astros:

 

  • W, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 12 K, 0 HR, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double SNR. 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 36 interleague snotrockets and 172 snotrockets overall in 2015.

 

With so few Bumgarner snotrockets @SanDiegoGiants didn’t have much opportunity to utilize his snotrocket screencapping machine. He did manage a nice at-bat snotrocket screencap from the 4th inning:

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Bonus snotrocket screencap: Matt Duffy does his best Madison Bumgarner impression:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Sunday, August 15, 2015 at home vs. the Washington Nationals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Tomahawk Snotrockets

 

The San Francisco Giants were in Atlanta last week to play the Braves. Madison Bumgarner pitched, Madison Bumgarner won, Madison Bumgarner blew snotrockets. A Madison Bumgarner trifecta.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, August 5, 2015 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves:

 

  • W, 7.1 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 11 SNR (snotrockets): 5 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 1 other. 3 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 168 snotrockets in the 2015 season.

 

On Twitter @SanDiegoGiants bravely endured multiple tomahawk chops by the Atlanta fans to bring the world his Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps. Here’s one from the 3rd inning:

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One sweat-soaked jersey, one snotrocket from behind:

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Ball-in-hand snotrocket from the 7th inning:

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MLB.TV snotrocket:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at home vs. the (now in the American League, still seems weird) Houston Astros. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Grassy Knoll Snotrockets

 

The San Francisco Giants and Madison Bumgarner returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth area last night for the first time since their triumphant 2010 World Series win. Alas, no Giant motorcade and no Giant triumph last night as the Rangers won. However, don’t lose your head as all was not lost and never is whenever there are Bumgarner snotrockets to see and savor.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, July 31, 2015 on the road vs. the Texas Rangers:

 

  • L, 7.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 8 K, 2 HR, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 19 interleague snotrockets and 157 snotrockets overall in 2015.

 

You know if there are snotrockets to be had then the snotrocket screencaps can’t be far behind. Once again @SanDiegoGiants dazzled the Twitter universe with his Bumgarner nasal portraits. Magic bullet snotrocket in the  2nd inning:

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Back and to the left snotrocket:

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Sixth floor snotrocket:

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Umbrella Man snotrocket:

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Note: there was a minor incident in last night’s Giants-Rangers game involving Madison Bumgarner and a couple of Texas Rangers. Both benches emptied but as is the case in most of these events no punches were thrown and no one was ejected from the game. After the game there was a rush to judgment by some simpletons on Twitter regarding Bumgarner’s actions. I’m not going into detail on what occurred because I’m too lazy to do so but I will leave this here:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, August 5, 2015 on the road vs. the Atlanta Braves. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Battle of the Bay Snotrockets

 

With the San Francisco Giants playing the Oakland Athletics this weekend it gave me the chance to view the game from a different angle. The games have been broadcast locally (Bay Area) on two Comcast Sports Net Bay Area channels, one with the Giants broadcasters and one with the A’s broadcasters. Last night I watched the A’s channel for comparison and I was pleased to see a distinct lack of crowd shots. Oh sure there were a few times when the A’s TV director cut away from the game to the fans in the stands but it never even came anywhere close to the ad nauseum total of crowd shots that the Giants produce every game. How refreshing: a baseball broadcasting team that’s more interested in the game than in the fans. It was great to watch.

But with Madison Bumgarner pitching today this unofficial Mad Bum snotrocket tallier had to switch back to the Giants broadcast for continuity reasons. What a jarring return to reality. The game was of course overloaded with crowd shots: every person wearing a championship foam ring hat, every boat in McCovey Cove, every bride with her bridesmaids, et cetera et cetera et cetera, and so on and so forth blah blah blah WHO CARES JUST SHOW THE GAME. The Giants awful TV director even cut away from the game to show his sister sitting in the stands. Twice. For God’s sakes. His middle-aged sister. WHO CARES JUST SHOW THE GAME.

[deep breath and exhale]

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, July 25, 2015 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics:

 

  • W, 7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 13 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 6 other. 3 double SNR. 2 at-bat SNR. 1 dugout SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 5 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 148 snotrockets in the 2015 season.

 

Like a true professional @SanDiegoGiants kept his screencapping machine focused solely on Bumgarner and grabbed some great snotrocket screencaps. Here’s an at-bat snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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Another at-bat snotrocket, also in the 3rd inning:

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Back on the mound snotrocket in the 4th inning:

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A nice clear closeup bearded snotrocket, also in the 4th inning:

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Another closeup snotrocket from the 7th inning:

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And one last snotrocket from a mystery inning:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be on Friday, July 31, 2015 on the road vs. the Texas Rangers. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Bad Camerawork, Few Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner had few snotrockets in today’s game and for that you can either blame the fact that he was indoors (closed roof at Chase Field) or the more likely culprit: the atrocious camerawork still employed by the San Francisco Giants when games are aired on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area (CSNBA). Time and time again the cameras cut away from the action on the diamond to capture such stunning scenes as an ice cream sundae being made or a family waving at the camera or a guy wearing a hat with two dolls on it. For all we know Bumgarner could have been firing out the snotrockets at warp speed but you’d be hard pressed to see them with the cameras not focused on the field but instead on a guy in the stands holding his sleeping kid. Oh yes, THAT’S why I tuned in; not to see a baseball game but to see random people in the stands eating, drinking and waving bye bye.

Seriously though, even if Bumgarner weren’t pitching I’d still be upset because of CSNBA’s continual horrible camerawork. Every time a Giants game is shown on CSNBA it’s like that. Shot after shot after shot of some fan in the stands or a boat in the water instead of the action on the field. It doesn’t help that the Giants broadcasters seem to revel in these fan shots and blather on incessantly about them. I like SF’s broadcasters when they talk about the game but when they start giggling about some guy wearing a stupid hat I have to mute or worse, change the channel (when Bumgarner’s pitching I’m forced to watch and sometimes it’s unbearable). I hate doing that but listening to Mike Krukow and Duane Kuiper drool over someone holding up a cardboard sign mentioning their names is incredibly irritating. And it doesn’t end when Jon Miller or Dave Flemming joins them from the radio side. They get sucked in to the fan-in-the-stands-boats-in-the-water long-winded babbling too. WHO CARES. Just show the game.

[deep breath and exhale]

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, July 19, 2015 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • W, 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. rightie, 1 other. 1 double SNR. 1 glove SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 2nd and 3rd in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 135 snotrockets so far in the 2015 season.

 

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, July 25, 2015 at home vs. the Oakland Athletics. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action. That is of course if CSNBA’s cameras can tear themselves away from the stupid hats and cotton candy kids in the stands to spend a modicum of time focused on the game itself.

2015 First Half Snotrocket Totals

 

What you’ve all been waiting for: Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and breakdowns for the first half of the 2015 season. Here they are:

  • Total: 130 snotrockets (18 starts)
  • Day: 40 (5 starts)
  • Night: 90 (13 starts)
  • Home: 83 (10 starts)
  • Road: 47 (8 starts)
  • vs. lefties: 25
  • vs. righties: 61
  • Other: 44
  • Double: 24
  • Double blow: 1
  • Pre-game: 3
  • At-bat: 7
  • On-base: 3
  • Glove: 4

 

League and Division snotrocket breakdowns:

  • vs. National League: 120 (17 starts)
  • vs. American League: 10 (1 start)
  • vs. Western Division: 73 (10 starts)
  • vs. Central Division: 11 (2 starts)
  • vs. Eastern Division: 36 (5 starts)

 

Snotrocket breakdowns by teams:

 Los Angeles Dodgers: 19 snotrockets (3 starts)

  • Home (2 starts): 14
  • Road (1 start): 5
  • Day (2 starts): 14
  • Night (1 start): 5
  • vs. lefties: 3
  • vs. righties: 14
  • Other: 2
  • Double: 4
  • Pre-game: 1
  • Glove: 2

 San Diego Padres: 25 snotrockets (3 starts)

  • Home (2 starts): 23
  • Road (1 start): 2
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (3 starts): 25
  • vs. lefties: 5
  • vs. righties: 12
  • Other: 8
  • Double: 5
  • On-Base: 2
  • At-Bat: 1

Colorado Rockies: 5 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (1 start): 5
  • Road (0 starts): 0
  • Day (1 start): 5
  • Night (0 starts): 0
  • vs. lefties: 0
  • vs. righties: 3
  • Other: 2
  • Double: 1

Arizona Diamondbacks: 24 snotrockets (3 starts)

  • Home (2 starts): 19
  • Road (1 start): 5
  • Open roof (1 start): 5
  • Closed roof (0 starts): 0
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (3 starts): 24
  • vs. lefties: 2
  • vs. righties: 11
  • Other: 11
  • Double: 2
  • Pre-game: 2
  • At-bat: 4

Cincinnati Reds: 6 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (0 starts): 0
  • Road (1 start): 6
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (1 start): 6
  • vs. lefties: 1
  • vs. righties: 3
  • Other: 2
  • Double: 1

Milwaukee Brewers: 5 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (0 starts): 0
  • Road (1 start): 5
  • Open roof (1 start): 5
  • Closed roof (0 starts): 0
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (1 start): 5
  • vs. lefties: 0
  • vs. righties: 3
  • Other: 2
  • On-base: 1

Miami Marlins: 4 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (1 start): 4
  • Road (0 starts): 0
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (1 start): 0
  • vs. lefties: 2
  • vs. righties: 1
  • Other: 1
  • Double: 1

Philadelphia Phillies: 22 snotrockets (2 starts)

  • Home (1 start): 11
  • Road (1 start): 11
  • Day (1 start): 11
  • Night (1 start): 11
  • vs. lefties: 5
  • vs. righties: 10
  • Other: 7
  • Double: 4
  • At-bat: 1
  • Glove: 2

Washington Nationals: 3 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (0 starts): 0
  • Road (1 start): 3
  • Day (1 start): 3
  • Night (0 starts): 0
  • vs. lefties: 2
  • vs. righties: 0
  • Other: 1
  • Double: 1
  • Double blow: 1

Atlanta Braves: 7 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (1 start): 7
  • Road (0 starts): 0
  • Day (1 start): 7
  • Night (0 starts): 0
  • vs. lefties: 3
  • vs. righties: 1
  • Other: 3
  • At-bat: 1

Seattle Mariners: 10 snotrockets (1 start)

  • Home (0 starts): 0
  • Road (1 start): 10
  • Day (0 starts): 0
  • Night (1 start): 10
  • vs. lefties: 2
  • vs. righties: 3
  • Other: 5
  • Double: 5

As of this posting the San Francisco Giants still have not said what the pitching rotation will be like in the second half so I don’t know when Madison Bumgarner’s next start will be. Whenever it is I’ll see you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2015 All Star Snotrockets

 

There weren’t any.

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See you here or on Twitter for Bumgarner’s next start and all the exciting snotrocket action.

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