Hello and happy Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants updated the injury status of three players on Wednesday: catcher Aramis Garcia, and right-handed pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Reyes Moronta.
Samardzija is perhaps the most important, as he’s set to throw five Alternate Training Site innings on Thursday and should be about ready to return, if the Giants want to make room for him.
But most exciting is Moronta, who pitched one inning at Sacramento on Wednesday.
Giants injury update:Gausman plays catch today. If all goes well he could throw in A’s series.— Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) September 16, 2020
Samardzija is scheduled to throw 5 innings tomorrow at the Alternate Site in Sacramento.
Moronta will throw in his first game today (1inning) in Sac.
The Giants haven’t ruled out a Moronta return this season. That sure would be special. The powerful pitcher was magical at times last year before suffering a severe injury that has now cost him more than a year.
Whenever he gets back on the mound, I’ll certainly be watching. And not just because it’s my job.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
September 17, 1996: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 8th inning off of Dario Veras, scoring Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 9-7 lead, which was the final score. It was his 41st homer of the year.
September 17, 1997: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Chan Ho Park, scoring Darryl Hamilton. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 2-1 (beat LA). It was his 34th homer of the year.
September 17, 2004: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning off of Jake Peavy. It gave the Giants a 4-0 lead, and they would win 4-1. It was his 42nd homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Buy these shirts (Oct. 24, 2014 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter on Mauricio Dubon, a good centerfielder (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on how the Giants have Joey Bart in a great place (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Maria Guardado on the good news for both Reyes Moronta and Tyler Beede (MLB)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Brandon Crawford’s defensive bounce back might be bigger than his offensive improvement (KNBR)
- John Shea on how the Giants hope Reyes Moronta and Jeff Samardzija can help the postseason push (SF Chronicle)
- Curtis Pashelka on how Brandon Crawford would not have been comfortable playing in Seattle (Mercury News)
- John Shea on how the Giants are trying to win a title without Buster Posey, the key link behind the first three (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on the weird schedule to end the season (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on how the Giants control their own destiny, but that doesn’t mean the same thing in 2020 (Mercury News)
Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone.