Hello and happy Friday.
The San Francisco Giants had two games against the San Diego Padres postponed last weekend, the result of a false positive coronavirus test result. They made up one of those games with a Sunday doubleheader, but still need to make up another.
They’ll do so during the final series of the season, with a Friday doubleheader at Oracle Park.
The Giants and Padres will make up their second postponement from last weekend in San Diego as part of a traditional twi-night doubleheader on Friday, Sept. 25. Details: pic.twitter.com/izvdKCi300— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) September 17, 2020
The Giants will be the home team for the first game, which will start at 4:10. They’ll be the road team for the second game, which will take place 30-45 minutes after the conclusion of the first.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
He definitely did.
September 18, 1997: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning off of Tom Candiotti, scoring Darryl Hamilton and Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 5-1 lead, and they would win 6-5 in 12 innings (beat LA). It was his 35th homer of the year.
September 18, 1998: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Scott Radinsky. It gave the Giants a 4-3 lead, which was the final score (beat LA). It was his 35th homer of the year.
September 18, 1999: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 1st inning off of Sterling Hitchcock. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 11-5. It was his 32nd homer of the year.
September 18, 2004: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning off of David Wells. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 5-1. It was his 43rd homer of the year.
September 18, 2005: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 8th inning off of Hung-Chih Kuo. It gave the Giants a 5-3 lead, which was the final score (beat LA). It was his 2nd homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
NLDS Game 5: Giants stop hearts, advance to NLCS (Oct. 11, 2012 — Grant Brisbee)
- Podcast: Roger Munter talks pitcher stats and performance with Kyle Goings (There R Giants)
- Ben Clemens on how expanded playoffs discourage greatness (Fangraphs)
- Andrew Baggarly on the Giants finding their momentum with their road games at home (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how to scoreboard watch with the postseason race (KNBR)
- Alex Pavlovic on why Austin Slater hasn’t had many opportunities lately (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Henry Schulman on the Giants needing to get better at doubleheaders with an important one approaching (SF Chronicle)
- Alex Pavlovic on why Giants fans should do the unthinkable and root for the Dodgers (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a wonderful Friday everyone.