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Monday BP: Let’s marvel at Joey Bart’s exit velocity

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Four hits, and all four have exceeded 100 mph.

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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.

In that sixth-straight win — a 6-1 victory over the Arizona DiamondbacksJoey Bart collected his fourth career hit in as many games.

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

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Giants links

Have a great Monday, everyone.