Hello, happy Saturday, and happy weekend.
If you’re an avid reader of this segment, you’re probably aware of the San Francisco Giants YouTube series, “Chalk Talk at Home,” where Duane Kuiper, Mike Krukow, Jon Miller, and Dave Flemming talk about the Giants with other people who like to talk about the Giants.
It’s a good time for all.
The most recent episode features good ol’ Will Clark. Enjoy.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Did he ever!
May 2, 1993: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Kent Bottenfield. It gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, and they would win 4-3 in 11 innings. It was his 8th home run of the year.
May 2, 1997: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of Pete Schourek. It cut the Giants deficit to 5-2, and they would lose 6-2. It was his 4th home run of the year.
May 2, 2001: Against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 5th inning off of Todd Ritchie, scoring Rich Aurilia. It cut the deficit to 4-3, and the Giants would win 7-6. It was his 12th home run of the year.
May 2, 2003: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Felix Heredia. It cut the deficit to 5-1, which was the final score. It was his 9th home run of the year.
May 2, 2006: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Scott Linebrink. It cut the deficit to 5-3, which was the final score. It was his 4th home run of the year.
May 2, 2007: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 4th inning off of Jeff Francis, scoring Rich Aurilia. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 5-3. It was his 9th home run of the year.
- Roger Munter breaks down the organization’s depth with right-handed relievers (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee continues his countdown of the greatest homers in San Francisco history, with 30-26 (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Hank Schulman on the suspended season costing Tyler Rogers the chance to play against his brother (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on how hitting a Splash Hit was a childhood dream of Stephen Vogt’s (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- The SF Chronicle crew ranks the 10 best Bay Area sports moments of the decade (SF Chronicle)
- Dan Szymborski on how a shortened season would impact player projection accuracy (Fangraphs)
- Jake Rill on the NL West hitters with the best eyes (MLB)
I hope your Saturday, and your weekend as a whole, is just fantastic.