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Wednesday BP: Austin Slater is nearing a return

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Plus the latest on Aramis Garcia, Reyes Moronta, Joey Rickard, Jeff Samardzija, and Drew Smyly.

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Hello and happy Wednesday. Is it only Wednesday? Wow, it’s only Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants issued an injury update on their six players on the Injured List: Aramis Garcia, Reyes Moronta, Joey Rickard, Jeff Samardzija, Austin Slater, and Drew Smyly.

The most important and exciting update is for Slater, who is “working towards a weekend return.” It sure would be nice to see him back in the lineup.


Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?

Well, obviously.

September 2, 1993: Against the Atlanta Braves, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Steve Avery. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, but they would lose 5-3. It was his 40th homer of the year.

September 2, 1996: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning off of Mark Leiter. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, but they would lose 4-3. It was his 36th homer of the year.

September 2, 1998: Against the Montreal Expos, Bonds hit a 3-run home run in the 5th inning off of Shayne Bennett, scoring Marvin Benard and Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 12-2 lead, and they would win 12-3. It was his 32nd homer of the year.

September 2, 2006: Against the Chicago Cubs, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 4th inning off of Sean Marshall. It gave the Giants a 1-0 lead, and they would win 4-2. It was his 20th homer of the year.


Old, random MCC article for you to read

It’s the 30th anniversary of Bob Brenly’s four-error, two-homer game (Sept. 16, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)


Giants links

Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone.