Hello and happy Monday. I hope it’s a great day for you that features lying in bed, drinking fancy coffee and contentedly thinking about the San Francisco Giants six-game winning streak.
It was the softest hit he’s recorded in his very short career. But here’s the thing: he still hit it really, really hard.
All four of Bart’s career hits have had an exit velocity in excess of 100 mph. Here are his four so far:
Thursday: 109.5 mph double (hardest ball in play of the game)
Friday: 103.4 mph double (tenth-hardest ball in play of the game, fifth-hardest by a Giant)
Saturday: 101.0 mph double (sixth-hardest ball in play of the game, third-hardest by a Giant)
Sunday: 100.3 mph single (ninth-hardest ball in play of the game, fourth-hardest by a Giant)
I like this guy.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Oh he absolutely did.
August 24, 1995: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Gil Heredia, scoring Deion Sanders. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 5-3. It was his 26th homer of the year.
August 24, 2007: Against the Milwaukee Brewers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Chris Capuano. It gave the Giants a 9-6 lead, and they would win 11-6. It was his 27th homer of the year, and number 761 in his career.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Tim Lincecum’s return healed a wound in our baseball hearts (Sept. 30, 2019 — Sami Higgins)
- Grant Brisbee on why the Hunter Pence reunion should have ended better (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on the two women who make Mike Yastrzemski’s breakout career possible (Mercury News)
- Andrew Baggarly spoke with Hunter Pence about the end of his Giants tenure (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on what led the Giants to finally getting to the end of the Hunter Pence road (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the Giants hitting the halfway mark with momentum and an MVP candidate (KNBR)
- Andrew Baggarly on how the Giants are playing to win, and have their sights set high (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on what Tyler Anderson was thinking during his first career complete game (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dalton Johnson on the Padres hitting as many grand slams in two weeks as the Giants did in four years (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a great Monday, everyone.