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Monday BP: Giants as Avengers

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St Louis Cardinals v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Hello, happy Monday, welcome to a new week, if that even means anything anymore. I’m not quite sure. Hopefully it does to you.

Lately, as a response to the coronavirus taking sports from us, we’ve been doing theme weeks at SB Nation.

We’re getting wild and whacky this week, because it’s Marvel theme week.

According to Wikipedia — which is a way more useful and reliable source than they wanted us to believe in high school — there are 23 films that take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

That’s almost a full baseball roster!

I’m not gonna beat around the bush here and pretend to be something I’m not. Of those 23, I’ve seen two. I know even less about Marvel than I do about baseball, and that’s really saying something.

But since I’m a human who doesn’t like not participating in the fun things that other people are doing (and since it’s a cool idea even if I’m clueless and useless), I wanted to take part in this theme week. So I’m doing so by simply asking you, faithful reader who happens to know things about baseball and Marvel: Which San Francisco Giants players are which Avengers?

Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Ummmm ... yeah. He sure did.

May 4, 1994: Against the New York Mets, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Eric Hillman, scoring Robby Thompson. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, but they would lose 7-4. It was his 7th home run of the year.

May 4, 1995: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 6th inning off of Scott Sanders, scoring John Patterson. It gave the Giants a 2-1 lead, and they would win 5-4. It was his 1st home run of the year.

May 4, 1996: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Roger Salkeld. It gave the Giants a 4-3 lead, but they would lose 9-7. It was his 13th home run of the year.

May 4, 1998: Against the Florida Marlins, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of Andy Larkin. It gave the Giants a 4-0 lead, and they would win 8-0. It was his 7th home run of the year.

May 4, 2001: Against the Philadelphia Phillies, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 6th inning off of Bruce Chen, scoring Shawon Dunston. It tied the game 2-2, and the Giants would win 4-2. It was his 14th home run of the year.

May 4, 2002: Against the Cincinnati Reds, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Jimmy Haynes. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 3-0. It was his 9th home run of the year.

I hope your Monday is fantastic.