Hello and happy Monday. How about those San Francisco Giants, huh? Would you look at them go?
It was a successful opening series for the Giants, but they’ll need to play better to keep on winning. And thankfully reinforcements are coming.
Third baseman Evan Longoria and first baseman Brandon Belt will likely return on Thursday. Manager Gabe Kapler said he expects them back during the upcoming series against the San Diego Padres, and since they’re not eligible to come off the Injured List until the series finale on Thursday, that seems to be the date to target.
Gabe Kapler said he's anticipating that Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt will be ready for the upcoming series against the Padres.— Maria I. Guardado (@mi_guardado) July 25, 2020
Gabe Kapler said Austin Slater (hip contusion) was sore last night but they'll check on him right before the game and make a determination on whether he could be available.— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) July 27, 2020
Expectation is that Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt will be ready to come off the IL Thursday.
That will be quite nice.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
July 27, 2001: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Brian Anderson. It tied the game 2-2, and the Giants would win 9-5. It was his 45th homer of the year.
July 27, 2007: Against the Florida Marlins, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Rick van den Hurk. It gave the Giants a 2-1 lead, and they would win 12-10. It was his 20th homer of the year.
- Alex Pavlovic on Mike Yastrzemski’s decision to kneel during the national anthem (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on Mike Yastrzemski being willing to be vulnerable (Mercury News)
- Maria Guardado on Mike Yastrzemski’s support of his college teammate Tony Kemp’s THE +1 EFFECT campaign (MLB)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the Giants being coy about Jeff Samardzija (KNBR)
- Alex Didion on Buster Posey’s Hall of Fame case (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Henry Schulman on Caleb Baragar’s family not getting to see his stellar debut (SF Chronicle)
- Kerry Crowley on Gabe Kapler’s pitching strategy having both enemies and fans (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on Wilmer Flores showing good stuff with the bat, but not with the glove (KNBR)
Have a wonderful Monday, one and all.