Hello and happy Saturday.
I’m guessing by now you’re aware of what happened on Friday. A member of the San Francisco Giants organization tested positive for the coronavirus, and their game against the San Diego Padres was postponed. Saturday’s game was also postponed.
Sunday’s game hasn’t been postponed yet, but you might want to start thinking about alternate ways to spend your afternoon.
So, realistically, I'm told, the #SFGiants will not play for at least four days. The rest of the series is probably toast, as is Monday's mutual off day. Four days is about the minimum that the league requires with no positive tests after another is recorded, because that's ...— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) September 12, 2020
.. when related positives show up. The key is isolating those who had "close contact" with the infected person. Best case is probably a doubleheader on the mutual off day Thursday, then another when #SFGiants host #padres over the final weekend.— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) September 12, 2020
Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners is likely the earliest that we see the Giants back in action.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 12, 1999: Against the Atlanta Braves, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Darrin Ebert. It gave the Giants an 8-4 lead, which was the final score. It was his 31st homer of the year.
September 12, 2000: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 5th inning off of Scott Elarton. It gave the Giants a 6-5 lead, and they would win 9-5. It was his 46th homer of the year.
September 12, 2004: Against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 9th inning off of Mike Koplove. It gave the Giants a 4-2 lead, and Pedro Feliz made it back-to-back home runs, leading to a 5-2 win. It was his 41st homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
The Santiago Casilla Instructional Hitting Video (Vol. 1) (May 22, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter on liberation from the word “rebuild” (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on what the Giants are looking for from Justin Smoak (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Chris Haft on how fans fell in love with Pablo Sandoval (MLB)
- Kerry Crowley on how the Giants roster is starting to lack balance (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how the Giants bullpen turned from a disaster into a strength (KNBR)
- Steve Kroner on how Gabe Kapler will likely tweak the rotation (SF Chronicle)
- Kerry Crowley on how the perception of Farhan Zaidi has changed in the last year (Mercury News)
- Ben Clemens on which players are hitting more or less home runs than expected (Fangraphs)
- Andrew Baggarly on the Giants letting go of their past, and the Padres showing that their future is now (The Athletic, subscription required)
Have a wonderful Saturday, everyone.