Hello and happy Sunday.
On Friday, the San Francisco Giants game against the San Diego Padres was postponed after a player on the Giants tested positive for the coronavirus. Saturday’s game was postponed as well, and the assumption was that Sunday’s game would soon follow.
But will it?
Saturday brought about the best possible news considering the circumstances. The next batch of tests led to a negative result for the player who had originally tested positive, as well as negative tests for everyone else on in the Giants traveling party (and, presumably, the Padres as well). The team underwent further tests on Saturday, and is awaiting results.
I'm told the Giants player who tested positive before game yesterday has since tested negative, and rest of Giants have too. Members of traveling party were tested again today, are awaiting results.— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) September 12, 2020
If MLB finds sufficient reason to think that the test result was a false positive, then there’s a chance that a doubleheader happens on Sunday. That would set the teams up to just need one doubleheader at the end of the month, when they conclude the regular season with a three-game series at Oracle Park.
I’m writing this on Saturday night, and by the time you read it we might know if the Giants and Padres are playing today. Or we might still be in the dark!
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
Why sure he did.
September 13, 1998: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 8th inning off of Chuck McElroy, scoring Marvin Benard and Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 4-3 lead, which was the final score. It was his 33rd homer of the year.
September 13, 2000: Against the Houston Astros, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 7th inning off of Wade Miller. It cut the Giants deficit to 2-1, and they would win 3-2. It was his 47th homer of the year, and his third straight game with a dinger.
September 13, 2003: Against the Milwaukee Brewers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Doug Davis. It cut the Giants deficit to 5-1, and Edgardo Alfonzo would make it back-to-back blasts, but the Giants would lose 5-4. It was his 41st homer of the year.
September 13, 2006: Against the Colorado Rockies, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 9th inning off of Brian Fuentes. It cut the Giants deficit to 9-8, which was the final score. It was his 24th homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
John Sickels ranks six Giants prospects in his top 150 (May 1, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Jessica Kleinschmidt on hurdles the Giants might face after their positive test result (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Jesse Sanchez on Drew Smyly showing his versatility ahead of the postseason (MLB)
- John Shea with the best and worst case scenarios for the Giants coronavirus situation (SF Chronicle)
Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone.