Fuzz Free Snotrockets

 

Madison Bumgarner shaved off his beard. The Giants lost. Coincidence? I think not.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Thursday, April 17, 2014 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww):

  • L, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 3 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 3 other. 3 double SNR. 1 mound visit SNR with pitching coach Dave Righetti and catcher Buster Posey in attendance.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th inning in which he blew 5 snotrockets.

I try to live tweet every Madison Bumgarner start but unfortunately it isn’t always possible. People on Twitter are so nice about it :-)

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Snotrocket screencapper extraordinaire @SanDiegoGiants tweeted some great Bumgarner snotrockets from yesterday’s game. I like the interesting composition on this one:

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And then everyone’s favorite, the classic double snotrocket:

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But of course you want close-ups. Left nostril:

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And the right nostril:

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, April 22 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. High altitude snotrockets! See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

 

Grand Slam Snotrockets

 

Ho hum, just another day at the office for Madison Bumgarner. Lots of pitches, lots of snotrockets and oh yes what else only a Bumgarner GRAND SLAM. See? Just a day like any other.

Yes you read right. Madison Bumgarner hit a grand slam in tonight’s game vs. the Rockies. It was tremendously majestic. If you don’t believe me see for yourself (Click on the following link. I can’t embed the video because WordPress won’t let me do that unless I spend money to upgrade my blog and, well, forget that):  Madison Bumgarner’s grand slam

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, April 11, 2014 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies:

  • W, 6.0 IP, 9 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 1 HR, 8 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 5 vs, righties, 3 other. 1 pre-game SNR. 1 on-base SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

Once again @SanDiegoGiants has provided us with some terrific snotrocket screencaps:

Madison Bumgarner celebrating his grand slam as only Madison Bumgarner can

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Up close and personal snotrocket

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Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Thursday, April 17, 2014 at home vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuw). See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

 

 

A Plethora Of Snotrockets

 

San Francisco Giants win. Los Angeles Dodgers lose. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Oh wait it does. Madison Bumgarner pitched today and he was in fine form. Bumgarner recorded the victory and in the process unloaded a colossal amount of snotrockets during today’s game. It was glorious. If you missed it then for shame.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Saturday, April 5, 2014 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers:

  • W, 6.1 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 10 K, 18 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 8 vs. righties, 10 other. 1 double SNR, 2 at-bat SNR, 1 on base SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 7 snotrockets.
  • Today’s total of 18 snotrockets are the most that Madison Bumgarner has blown since 6/30/13 (17 SNR at Rockies).
  • Today’s 7th inning total of 7 snotrockets are the most that Bumgarner has blown in 1 inning since 6/30/13 (6 in one inning at Rockies).

If you don’t already you should follow @SanDiegoGiants on Twitter. He’s a good Giants fan with a very dry sense of humor. Plus he tweets the best Bumgarner snotrocket screencaps. Check out these beauties:

In the 3rd inning:

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And here’s a Bumgarner snotrocket blown during an at-bat:

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One more, because you can never have too many Bumgarner snotrockets:

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It had been a long, cold snotrocketless winter but today’s game more than made up for it. Attaboy, Madison Bumgarner.

Bumgarner’s next start should be Friday, April 11 at home vs. the Colorado Rockies.  See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

 

Opening Day Snotrockets

Whenever another season of The Walking Dead ends I’m sad.  Six months and no zombies? No Daryl, Rick or Michonne until October? How can I make it through the summer? Oh right…

 

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Thank you Giants!

Madison Bumgarner was the Opening Day pitcher for the Giants, in Arizona vs. the DBacks, and while he didn’t have a long outing (4.0 IP) he did not disappoint in the snotrocket department. The Giants did not disappoint either, winning the game 9-8.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Monday, March 31, 2014 on the road vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks:

  • ND, 4.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7 SNR: 0 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

During the game my snotrocket tallying got some nice mentions on Twitter:

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It’s nice to be appreciated  ;-)

Madison Bumgarner’s next start should be Saturday, April 5 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (eeuww).  See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Forgotten Snotrockets

Five months after the San Francisco Giants’ 2013 season ended I realized I had forgotten to post the rest of Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket statistics. The shame. The horror.

Here are the snotrocket statistics for Madison Bumgarner’s last 3 starts of the 2013 season:

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks (day):

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 BB, 9 K, 0 R, 0 ER, 5 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 1 vs. righties, 3 other.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

 

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 on the road vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (night):

  • L, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 SNR  (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 0 vs. righties, 1 other.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 2nd in which he blew 1 snotrocket.
  • This game’s total of 1 snotrocket is the lowest SNR total for Madison Bumgarner in 2013.

 

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 on the road vs. the New York Mets (day):

  • W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 K, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 3 vs. righties, 6 other. 2 double SNR.
  • Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 7th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.

 

The Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to shut Madison Bumgarner down for the rest of the season so Sept. 19 was his last start of 2013. Here are Bumgarner’s 2013 season totals:

  •  Number of snotrockets blown in 2013: 304
  •  40 vs. lefties   135 vs. righties    other: 129
  • Home: 130    Road: 174
  • Day: 125   Night: 179
  • April: 72  May: 64  June: 67  July: 33  August: 46  September: 22
  • Wins: 133 – Losses: 95 – ND: 76
  • Doubles: 30 At-bat: 12 Pre-game: 5
  • Bumgarner blew more snotrockets vs. the Colorado Rockies (48) than any other team in 2013.

The 2014 season is just a few months away. Long live the snotrockets. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

San Diego Snotrockets

Game summary: Bumgarner pitches well. Giants lose. Few snotrockets.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, September 3, 2013 on the road vs. the San Diego Giants:

  • ND, 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB (1 IBB), 6 K, 6 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 4 other. 1 double SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific innings were the 4th and 6th in which he blew 2 snotrockets per inning.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 42 snotrockets vs. the Padres in 2013.
  • Random Bumgarner SNR (snotrocket) stat: last 5 starts: 28 SNR. First 5 starts of the season: 61 SNR.

Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, September 8 at home vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Rocky Mountain Snotrockets

 

Another San Francisco Giants loss. Another Madison Bumgarner outing with minimal snotrockets. All the baseball and twice the sad.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Wednesday, August 28, 2013 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies:

 

  • L, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 6 SNR (snotrockets): 2 vs. lefties, 4 vs. righties, 0 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 6th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarner now has 48 snotrockets vs. the Rockies in 2013, the most against any team this season.

Bumgarner’s next start should be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 on the road vs. the San Diego Padres. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

Sigh.

Snotrocket Conspiracy Theory

 

Every time Madison Bumgarner pitches and the cameras are focused on anything but him out on the mound I immediately think, “Aha! They’re repulsed by the snotrockets and want to show as few of them as possible so they’re deliberately avoiding Bumgarner as much as possible. SNOTROCKET CONSPIRACY!”

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Oh sure, it may sound ridiculous but how else to explain that during each of his last two starts Bumgarner didn’t blow a snotrocket until over an hour into the game? First his start vs. the Marlins (first snotrocket in the 5th inning) and then his latest start vs. the Pirates (first snotrocket in the 4th). The cameras would show Bumgarner throwing a pitch and then immediately cut to a close-up of the batter, the on-deck hitter, someone in either dugout, another of the on-deck hitter, more of the batter and so on and so forth until it was time for Bumgarner to throw another pitch. Then the same thing all over again. And again. And again. It’s like they sensed Bumgarner might let one rip and they wanted to hurry away from him before he did. Very suspicious.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Friday, August 23, 2013 at home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates:

  • L, 8.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 10 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 7 vs. righties, 3 other. 1 double and 1 at-bat SNR.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 8th in which he blew 4 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 276 snotrockets in 2013.

It’s always nice when people on Twitter take note of your efforts:

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Bumgarner’s next start should be Wednesday, August 28 on the road vs. the Colorado Rockies. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action. I’ll be watching with my tin foil snotrocket hat on.

Fish, Snotrockets and Bad Baseball Camerawork

 

Indoor baseball. Another San Francisco Giants loss. Few snotrockets. It’s all bad.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Sunday, August 18, 2013 on the road vs. the Miami Marlins:

  • ND, 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB (1 IBB), 3 K, 1 HR, 3 SNR (snotrockets): 1 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 0 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 5th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Bumgarners’s total of 3 SNR (snotrockets) ties his outing on 07/06/13 (vs Dodgers) for fewest SNR in 2013.
  • Bumgarner now has 19 snotrockets that were blown while pitching indoors (closed roof) in 2013 (3 games).

Even more disturbing than the loss incurred by the Giants was the fact that Bumgarner didn’t blow a snotrocket until the 5th inning, and the 3 SNR he blew in that inning were the only snotrockets he blew in the entire game.

I mostly attribute this to the staid camerawork in Sunday’s game. The cameras in Marlins Park focused almost entirely on the batters and very seldom had Bumgarner in their sights.  I’ve noticed this same thing happening whenever a Giants game airs on Fox or ESPN. The baseball camerawork for both of those networks is very formulaic and unimaginative. It’s all batter, batter, batter and once in a while they’ll show the pitcher for about 3 seconds.

Of course, at the other end is the godawful camerawork one sees in the Giants games that air on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area. CSNBA’s cameras seem to be focused more on the people in the stands and in the boats out in McCovey Cove than on the game itself. It doesn’t matter if the Giants are in 1st place by 10 games or dead last in the standings, if the game is an excitingly close one or a snoozer, the CSNBA camera guys will practically wet their pants with excitement over someone’s grandma wearing a baseball cap or a little kid holding up a homemade sign or some hipsters dancing on the deck of a boat out in the cove. They’ll cut to shot after shot after shot of all those things and many more, ad nauseum, to the detriment of the game itself. A Giants game on CSNBA is less about baseball and more about the people who inhabit the stands and the boats that cruise the waters outside of it.

Madison Bumgarner’s next outing should be Friday, August 23, 2013 at home vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action. That is, if CSNBA’s cameras can manage to break away from the thousands of “gamer babes”, kids waving to the cameras and boats sailing past the ballpark. There’s a game on, CSNBA. How about showing it?

Rain-Shortened Snotrockets

 

A rain delay that lasted for more than an hour cut short Madison Bumgarner’s outing on Tuesday against the Nats. Snotrocketus interruptus.

Here are Madison Bumgarner’s snotrocket totals and other vital statistics for Tuesday, August 13, 2013 on the road vs. the Washington Nationals:

 

  • ND, 4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 4 SNR (snotrockets): 0 vs. lefties, 2 vs. righties, 2 other.
  • Madison Bumgarner’s most prolific inning was the 4th in which he blew 3 snotrockets.
  • Madison Bumgarner now has 22 snotrockets vs. the Nationals in 2013.

Bumgarner’s next start should be this Sunday, August 18 on the road vs. the Miami Marlins. See you here or on Twitter for all the exciting snotrocket action.

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