Hello and happy Thursday. I hope it’s a wonderful day for you.
Wednesday made San Francisco Giants fans smile — not just because the Giants beat the Angels, but because Giants sideline reporter Amy Gutierrez shared pictures of the twins that Buster Posey and his wife, Kristen, adopted in July.
Filed under “things that are more important than baseball.”
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
August 20, 1998: Against the Chicago Cubs, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Kevin Tapani. It gave the Giants a 3-2 lead, but they would lose 7-3. It was his 25th homer of the year.
August 20, 1999: Against the Milwaukee Brewers, Bonds hit 2 home runs. A solo home run in the 4th inning off of Rafael Roque gave the Giants a 7-0 lead, and was sandwiched by dingers from Ramon Martinez and Ellis Burks. A 2-run shot in the 9th inning off of Eric Plunk scored Martinez, and gave the Giants a 10-3 lead, which was the final score. They were his 20th and 21st homers of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Why the Giants aren’t starting Michael Morse (Oct. 26, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter looks at potential trades for Kevin Gausman (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee thinks — and hopes — that the Giants weren’t throwing at Mike Trout on purpose (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Henry Schulman on how Mike Yastrzemski is the two-strike king (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Giants fans are using the cutout program to surprise and honor family members (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on why the 2020 Giants aren’t like the last three losing seasons (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Pablo Sandoval is starting to help the Giants, as a hitter and a leader (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on how Farhan Zaidi views the Giants bullpen (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dalton Johnson on Mike Krukow thinking Shaun Anderson threw at Mike Trout on purpose (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone.