2014 World Series Snotrockets: Game 7

 

What can you say about Madison Bumgarner that hasn’t already been said? All the superlatives in the English language have been used.  Legendary. Incredible. Beast. Thrilling. Impeccable:

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Also: The Best. Stone-Cold Champ. Dominating. My personal favorite? Madison Bumgarner is a San Francisco Giant. That puts a thrill into my heart that no other turn of phrase could do half as well. I’m so happy and grateful that he’s a Giant. Plus…snotrockets!

Madison Bumgarner came into The World Series Game 7 in the bottom of the 5th inning, after Giants starter Tim Hudson went 1.2 innings and reliever Jeremy Affeldt pitched 2.1 innings. Most people expected Bumgarner to go a couple of innings  and then probably Giants manager Bruce Bochy would bring in Sergio Romo for the 8th and closer Santiago Casilla for the 9th. Bumgarner had other ideas. After having pitched a brilliant complete game, 4 hit 0 walks shutout on Sunday Bumgarner came in to pitch 5 scoreless innings and get the save on only two days rest. Is he human? Is he part man, part machine? These questions will baffle  baseball fans and writers for days and weeks to come.

Now let’s get on to more important business. Relief appearance snotrockets! Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, October 30, 2014 on the road vs. the Kansas City Royals:

 

  • S, 5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 7 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 0 other. 2 double SNR. 1 double blow  SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 5th and the 9th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner finishes with 56 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason and 393 snotrockets in the regular season.

 

On Twitter @SanDiegoGiants won the award for Most Valuable Snotrocket Screencapper, firing up his snotrocket screencapping machine at a moment’s notice and captured some fine Bumgarner snotrockets for posterity. Here’s one from the 5th inning:

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Another snotrocket from the 5th:

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A 6th inning snotrocket:

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At exactly 7:58 PM in the 8th inning Bumgarner blew this snotrocket:

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Bonus Bumgarner pics: after the Giants won the game 3-2 and were declared World Series champions Madison Bumgarner was awarded the World Series MVP trophy:

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Madison Bumgarner with the World Series trophy, which the Giants never could have won without him:

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Even though the game was over Bumgarner didn’t want it to end:

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Earlier, Madison Bumgarner with both trophies in the MVP award ceremony. Joining Bumgarner are Chevy Guy, Fox Sports sportscaster Erin Andrews and confused monkey, err I mean departing MLB commissioner Bud Selig:

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How could I forget the Buster Hugs?

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This duo has been together for a long time. Here are Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey in their first game together in 2009 as minor leaguers with the Giants Class A-Advanced team, the San Jose Giants:

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They look so young, like boys on their way to a Little League game:

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Here endeth the Madison Bumgarner  snotrocket season. See you here or on Twitter in 2015 for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2014 World Series Snotrockets: Game 5

 

What else can you say about Madison Bumgarner. No superlatives super enough. I’ll just leave this here:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home vs. the Kansas City Royals:

 

  • W, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER, 8 K, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 4 other. 2 pre-game SNR. 2 at-bat SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 49 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason.

 

While Madison Bumgarner was dazzling AT&T Park with his marvelous pitching snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants dazzled Twitter with some superior snotrocket screencaps. Here’s a snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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There was a Bumgarner classic double snotrocket in the 6th inning. First the left side:

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And then the right:

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Hey how about some closeups? Left side:

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Right side:

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An at-bat snotrocket in the 8th inning:

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Another snotrocket from the same at-bat, immediately after Bumgarner struck out:

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Fox Sports finally realized what a nasal goldmine they had with Bumgarner’s snotrockets and provided a different view of the same snotrocket:

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@SanDiegoGiants crowned Bumgarner with a new award:

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Bonus Bumgarner pics, anyone? Bumgarner struck out during one at-bat and immediately expressed his displeasure by taking a bite out of his bat:

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And after another at-bat where he popped up Bumgarner expressed his displeasure thusly:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start will be on Opening Day in April 2015. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2014 World Series Snotrockets: Game 1

 

Ho hum, another brilliant World Series outing for Madison Bumgarner. The man is greatness personified in fantastic pitching and excellent snotrockets. We are definitely not worthy, and we should always be grateful:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, October 21, 2014 on the road vs. the San Francisco Giants:

 

  • W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 12 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 5 vs. righties, 5 other. 1 mound visit SNR with Buster Posey in attendance. 1 double blow SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 39 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason.

 

In addition to giving thanks for Bumgarner’s snotrockets let us also be grateful to @SanDiegoGiants for once again getting some fantastic snotrocket screencaps. Here’s a sly back-to-the-camera snotrocket in the bottom of the 1st inning:

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A more traditional snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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A slightly more violent snotrocket from the 2nd inning:

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Another Bumgarner snotrocket had @SanDiegoGiants perturbed:

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Can you see it? Not close enough for you? Here, try this one:

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LOOK AT IT:

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Runners-on-second-and-third-but-no-runs-scored snotrocket:

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Rapid fire twin snotrockets:

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Victorious snotrocket from the 4th inning:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start could be this Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home vs. the Kansas City Royals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting World Series snotrocket action.

2014 NLCS Snotrockets: Game 5

 

Another game on Fox. And not even actually Fox but Fox Sports One. What, the National League playoffs aren’t good enough for the real Fox station? MLB had to put it on an obscure TV station buried in no man’s land. Don’t they care about drawing more viewers, achieving new fans? How can people, new fans and old, watch the game when they can’t even locate the channel? Or they can’t locate the channel because their cable package doesn’t even carry it? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL???

Rant over.

Wait, one more thing:

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There’s no great loss without some small gain.

Madison Bumgarner had another well-pitched game the other night but only got a no-decision for his efforts. The Giants hit several home runs in the game. Nothing else very exciting happened in the game except OH MY GOD THE GIANTS WON THE PENNANT!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? THIRD WORLD SERIES APPEARANCE IN FIVE YEARS!!! WAIT AM I FORGETTING SOMETHING??? OH YES THE SNOTROCKETS!!! I mean, oh yes the snotrockets. Forgive me, I was carried away there for a moment.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, October 16, 2014 at home vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

 

  • ND, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 HR, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double blow SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 3rd in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 27 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason.

 

One person that kept his cool and and got some great snotrocket screencaps was @SanDiegoGiants.  The first snotrocket of the night didn’t arrive until the 3rd inning:

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The next snotrocket is  more delicate in appearance:

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The third snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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The last snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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And the last snotrocket of the game. Note Cardinals manager Mike Matheny rudely ignoring Bumgarner’s magnificent nostril magic:

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Bonus Bumgarner goodies: After the Giants won the Wild Card game (vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates, suck it Russell Martin) Bumgarner celebrated with four beers:

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After the Giants won the National League Division Series (vs. the Washington Nationals, suck it Bryce Harper) Bumgarner celebrated with five beers:

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And after the Giants won the National League Championship series (vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, suck it A.J. Pierzynski you gigantic shit toad) Bumgarner upped the stakes with a six beer performance:

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Attaboy Bumgarner.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start will be on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 on the road vs. the Kansas City Royals. First game of the World Series. Be there, be here or on Twitter  for all the exciting Fall Classic snotrocket action.

2014 NLCS Snotrockets: Game 1

 

Two snotrockets in the 1st inning and Madison Bumgarner was off to a great start. Unfortunately after the 1st the greatness only extended to his pitching as the rest of the game only saw a mere two more snotrockets.  As always I blame Fox Sports and their questionable camerawork:

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Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, October 11, 2014 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals:

 

  • W, 7.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other. 1 double SNR.
  •  Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 1st in which he blew 2 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 22 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason.

 

Even though the snotrockets were skimpy in numbers @SanDiegoGiants defied the powers that be at Fox and still got some great snotrocket screencaps anyway. Here’s one from the 1st inning:

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A snotrocket from the second inning:

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Can you see the snotrocket spray? No? Maybe this closeup will help:

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@SanDiegoGiants was so impressed by that last snotrocket that he immortalized it in collage form:

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An especially ferocious snotrocket from the 3rd inning:

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That last snotrocket screencap put me in a quandary:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start will probably be Thursday, October 16, 2014 at home vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting postseason snotrocket action.

2014 NLDS Snotrockets

 

We won’t talk about the bad inning, the one where Madison Bumgarner made an oops. Let’s just pretend that it never happened. Let’s only remember the good parts, like the innings well pitched and of course the snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, October 6, 2014 at home vs. the Washington Nationals:

 

  • L, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 5 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 3 other. 2 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 1st and 2nd in which he blew 3 snotrockets per inning.
  • Bumgarner now with 18 snotrockets in the 2014 postseason.

 

The incomparable snotrocket screencapper @SanDiegoGiants  had no bad innings and came up with some great postseason snotrocket shots from yesterday’s game. Even though the game was on a Fox Sports channel and Fox is notorious for focusing on anything that isn’t Giants-related he still captured some great snotrockets. Here’s one from the 1st inning:

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Here’s an especially fierce-looking snotrocket from the 2nd inning:

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An at-bat snotrocket:

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Bumgarner expressing his feelings (and his mucus) after striking out:

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When is Madison Bumgarner’s next start? Stay tuned.

Update: Madison Bumgarner’s next start will be this Saturday, October 11, 2014 on the road vs. the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS. That’s right, the Giants beat the Washington Nationals last night. That’s right, more postseason snotrockets! YAY! HOORAY! HUZZAH! ALL THAT GOOD STUFF! See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Wild Card Snotrockets

 

THE GIANTS WIN THE WILD CARD! THE GIANTS WIN THE WILD CARD! THE GIANTS WIN THE WILD CARD! [read out loud in Russ Hodges' voice]

Okay, so it’s not quite the National League pennant but who cares. The Giants won! Madison Bumgarner was brilliant! There were snotrockets! Celebrate!

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, October 1, 2014 on the road vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates:

 

  • W, 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 9 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

 

On Twitter tonight @SanDiegoGiants also came up a winner and produced some terrific snotrocket screencaps. It wasn’t easy either because the game was on ESPN and they’re infamous for their non-Giant Giants coverage so these postseason snotrocket screencaps are rare and to be savored even more so than usual. Here’s one from the 4th inning:

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Another snotrocket from the same inning:

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As the game wore on Bumgarner only got stronger, both in pitching and snotrocketing. The caption on this snotrocket screencap  says it all:

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An 8th inning long distance snotrocket:

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How does Madison Bumgarner celebrate a superbly pitched post season complete game win? The way he celebrates every game he pitches:

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And now for some bonus Bumgarner goodies. Here’s a thirsty Bumgarner celebrating after the win:

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Here’s a couple of Vines of this awesomely awesome event:

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https://vine.co/v/OmgF2bzAdXY

 

And one more photo from a different angle:

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And lastly,  a gif with Bumgarner in it and he’s not even the star. Check out the little kid and his terrific at-bat in the stands behind home plate:

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No wait, this is lastly. My feelings about tonight’s game and really every game that Madison Bumgarner pitches:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Monday, October 6, 2014 at home vs. the Washington Nationals. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

2014 Regular Season Snotrocket Totals

With postseason play beginning tonight for the San Francisco Giants (wild card snotrockets!) this is probably a good time to post the 2014 regular season snotrocket totals for Madison Bumgarner. So without further ado here they are:

2014 first half Madison Bumgarner snotrocket totals:

Total: 246 (20 starts)

  • Day: 153 (10 starts)
  • Night: 93 (10 starts)
  • Home: 120 (10 starts)
  • Road: 126 (10 starts)
  • 25 vs. L
  • 131 vs. R
  • 90 other
  • 28 double SNR
  • 3 pre-game SNR
  • 17 at-bat SNR
  • 5 on-base SNR
  • 1 in-jersey SNR
  • 1 mound visit SNR (Posey, Righetti)
  • 2 dugout SNR
  • 23 interleague SNR

 

2014 first half snotrocket breakdowns by team:

Diamondbacks: 38 (3 starts)

  • 2 vs. L
  • 18 vs. R
  • 18 other
  • 6 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR
  • 1 dugout SNR

Dodgers: 41 (3 starts)

  • 5 vs. L
  • 18 vs. R
  • 18 other
  • 7 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR
  • 1 mound visit SNR (Righetti, Posey)

Rockies: 48 (4 starts)

  • 4 vs. L
  • 25 vs. R
  • 19 other
  • 3 double SNR
  • 4 at-bat SNR
  • 2 on-base SNR
  • 1 pre-game SNR
  • 1 in jersey SNR

Padres:

  • 11 SNR (1 start)
  • 1 vs. L
  • 4 vs. R
  • 5 other
  • 2 pre-game SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR

Reds: 26 SNR (2 starts)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 16 vs. R
  • 10 other
  • 3 double SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR
  • 1 dugout SNR

Nationals: 9 SNR (1 start)

  • 1 vs. L
  • 4 vs. R
  • 4 other
  • 1 at-bat SNR

Twins: 19 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 9 vs. R
  • 7 other
  • 1 double SNR
  • 4 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR

A’s: 4 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 4 vs. R
  • 0 other

 

2014 second half Madison Bumgarner snotrocket totals:

  • Total: 147 SNR (13 starts)
  • Day: 38 (4 starts)
  • Night: 109 (9 starts)
  • Home: 65 (5 starts)
  • Road: 82 (8 starts)
  • 22 vs. L
  • 80 vs. R
  • 45 other
  • 23 double SNR
  • 2 pre-game SNR
  • 4 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR
  • 3  mound visit SNR (Posey)
  • 19 interleague SNR

 

2014 second half snotrocket breakdowns by team:

Marlins: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 4 other
  • 2 double SNR

Pirates: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 8 vs. R
  • 3 other
  • 3 mound visit SNR (Posey)

Royals: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 1 other
  • 1 double SNR

Rockies: 16 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 6 other
  • 3 double SNR

Tigers: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 1 other
  • 1 double SNR

Diamondbacks: 3 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 1 vs. R
  • 2 other

Phillies: 32 SNR (2 starts)

  • 8 vs. L
  • 11 vs. R
  • 13 other
  • 1 pre-game SNR
  • 7 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR

Mets: 15 SNR (1 start)

  • 2 vs. L
  • 8 vs. R
  • 5 other
  • 1 double SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR

Cubs: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 3 vs. R
  • 2 other
  • 4 double SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR

Brewers: 12 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 10 vs. R
  • 2 other

Dodgers: 20 SNR (2 starts)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 11 vs. R
  • 6 other
  • 1 pre-game SNR
  • 4 double SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR

 

2014 Madison Bumgarner regular season snotrocket totals:

  • Total: 393 SNR (33 starts)
  • Day: 191 (14 starts)
  • Night: 202 (19 starts)
  • Home: 185 (15 starts)
  • Road: 208 (18 starts)
  • vs. L: 47
  • vs. R: 211
  • Other: 135
  • 51 double SNR
  • 5 pre-game SNR
  • 21 at-bat SNR
  • 6 on-base SNR
  • 4 mound visit SNR
  • 42 interleague SNR

 

2014 year snotrocket totals by team:

Diamondbacks: 41 (4 starts)

  • 2 vs. L
  • 19 vs. R
  • 20 other
  • 6 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR
  • 1 dugout SNR

Dodgers: 61 (5 starts)

  • 8 vs. L
  • 29 vs. R
  • 24 other
  • 11 double SNR
  • 3 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR
  • 1 mound visit SNR (Righetti, Posey)

Rockies: 64 (5 starts)

  • 7 vs. L
  • 32 vs. R
  • 25 other
  • 3 double SNR
  • 4 at-bat SNR
  • 2 on-base SNR
  • 1 pre-game SNR
  • 1 in jersey SNR

Padres: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 1 vs. L
  • 4 vs. R
  • 5 other
  • 2 pre-game SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR

Braves: 37 SNR (2 starts)

  • 7 vs. L
  • 23 vs. R
  • 7 other
  • 8 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR

Marlins: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 4 other
  • 2 double SNR

Royals: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 1 other
  • 1 double SNR

Phillies: 32 SNR (2 starts)

  • 8 vs. L
  • 11 vs. R
  • 13 other
  • 1 pre-game SNR
  • 7 double SNR
  • 2 at-bat SNR

Cubs: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 3 vs. R
  • 2 other
  • 4 double SNR
  • 1 at-bat SNR

Twins: 19 SNR (1 start)

  • 3 vs. L
  • 9 vs. R
  • 7 other
  • 1 double SNR
  • 4 at-bat SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR

A’s: 4 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 4 vs. R
  • 0 other

Cardinals: 13 SNR (2 starts)

  • 2 vs. L
  • 9 vs. R
  • 2 other
  • 1 double SNR

Pirates: 11 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 8 vs. R
  • 3 other
  • 3 mound visit SNR (Posey)

Tigers: 8 SNR (1 start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 7 vs. R
  • 1 other
  • 1 double SNR

Mets: 15 SNR (1 start)

  • 2 vs. L
  • 8 vs. R
  • 5 other
  • 1 double SNR
  • 1 on-base SNR

Brewers: 12 SNR (1start)

  • 0 vs. L
  • 10 vs. R
  • 2 other

 

The San Francisco Giants are due to play the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card game in less than half an hour. I’ll be live-tweeting all the Bumgarner snotrockets on Twitter. See you there for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

 

 

 

Smoggy Snotrockets

 

Hate the Dodgers. Hate Puig. Love Bumgarner. Love Bumgarner’s snotrockets. It all balances out.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 23, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww):

 

  • L, 7.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 3 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 6 vs. righties, 2 other. 2 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now with 61 snotrockets vs. the Dodgers and 393 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

Bumgarner’s last regular start of the 2014 season was to have been this Sunday, September 28. But because the San Francisco Giants will have a 1 game playoff against either the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals next Wednesday (please don’t even ask me to explain how the wild card works in baseball because whenever I try to figure it out I get shooting pains in my head) the Giants elected to save Bumgarner for that all important start next week. So we won’t get the chance to see Bumgarner break the 400 snotrocket mark in the regular season. It’s a terrible disappointment, I know, but let’s try to overcome this tragedy and get on with our lives.

Speaking of overcoming tragedy @SanDiegoGiants managed to get some great snotrocket screencaps in Bumgarner’s loss to the Bums. Here’s a nice close-up snotrocket from the 1st inning:

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A 4th inning snotrocket:

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In the 6th inning Bumgarner noticed a certain someone was in the stands at Chavez Latrine:

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Also in the 6th Bumgarner took note of another LA notable in the stands:

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Of course it wouldn’t be a Giants – Dodgers series without at least one controversial incident. And it certainly wouldn’t be a Madison Bumgarner start against the Bums without at least one confrontation between him and Yasiel Puig. Back in May of this year  Bumgarner and Puig exchanged pleasantries and Tuesday night they rekindled their friendship with Bumgarner hitting Puig on the foot with a pitch in the 1st inning and then Puig charging the mound and pretending to go after Bumgarner. Because you have to pay WordPress to upload videos and because I’m much too cheap to do that here’s a screencap from that “fight” (you can view a gif of the incident here) :

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You can also see the video and read about the incident here.

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, October 1, 2014 vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates or St. Louis Cardinals (location yet to be determined, either Pittsburgh or St. Louis pending the outcome of this weekend’s game results). See you here or on Twitter  for all the exciting postseason snotrocket action.

Snakes vs. Snotrockets

 

The Giants beat the Diamondbacks yesterday (final score 4-2) and in the process picked up a game in the NL West standings. They now trail the first place Dodgers (eeuww) by only 2 games.  Madison Bumgarner only received a no-decision yesterday but that’s okay because win, lose or no-decision a Bumgarner game is always excellent because of snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, September 17, 2014 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

 

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. L, 1 vs. R, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 41 snotrockets vs. the Diamondbacks and 385 snotrockets overall in 2014.

 

As you can see by the tally above there weren’t a lot of snotrockets in yesterday’s game. But that doesn’t deter an expert snotrocket screencapper like @SanDiegoGiants. He captured several Bumgarner beauties for your viewing pleasure. Here’s one from the 2nd inning:

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Bumgarner was especially proud of his 3rd inning snotrocket and felt it deserved special merit:

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And in the 4th inning @SanDiegoGiants made an important discovery regarding MLB’s policy on snotrockets:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, September 23, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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