Hello and happy Saturday. As a reminder, we’re continuing our rewatch of the 2014 postseason today, with Game 2 of the 2014 NLCS between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals. Come join us at 6 p.m. PT.
Despite the uncertainty hanging over the 2020 MLB season, it’s easy to get excited about the Giants. They’re making moves, from offseason acquisitions, to developing the farm, to last week’s draft.
Whether you’re optimistic, pessimistic, or indifferent about the new leadership in the organization, you can’t deny that things are changing, and that’s always exciting in sports. Because pretty soon we’ll find out whether the optimism, pessimism, or indifference was warranted.
As a result, this week’s “Chalk Talk @ Home” — the YouTube series the Giants broadcasters have been doing while baseball is sidelined — was the most exciting for me. In it, broadcasters Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, and Dave Flemming talk with Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and amateur scouting director Michael Holmes.
Check it out:
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
He absolutely did.
June 20, 1993: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Al Osuna. It gave the Giants a 7-5 lead, and they would win 8-5. It was his 20th homer of the year.
June 20, 1997: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit 2 solo home runs. A 5th inning shot off of Ismael Valdez cut the Giants deficit to 7-1, and an 9th inning bomb off Todd Worrell tied the game 7-7, but they would lose 11-7 in 10 innings. They were his 14th and 15th homers of the year.
June 20, 2001: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning off of Rodney Myers, scoring Rich Aurilia. It gave the Giants a 7-3 lead, and they would win 8-6. It was his 38th homer of the year.
June 20, 2003: Against the Oakland A’s, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Chad Bradford. It cut the Giants deficit to 5-3, which was the final score. It was his 20th homer of the year.
Have a great Saturday, friends.