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?
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)
- Grant Brisbee on why it was the right trade deadline for the Giants to stand still (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Grant Brisbee on why it’s now time to focus on Kevin Gausman (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Maria Guardado on how the work Daniel Robertson did over the winter intrigued the Giants (MLB)
- Kerry Crowley on how the Giants stack up with their playoff competitors (Mercury News)
- Alex Pavlovic on why Farhan Zaidi was intrigued by the Giants deadline pickup, Anthony Banda (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Dalton Johnson on why Scott Harris isn’t worried about Joey Bart’s struggles (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Steve Berman on Farhan Zaidi’s reasoning for the quiet deadline (The Athletic, subscription required)
- John Shea on how the Giants fell further behind the Padres at the deadline (SF Chronicle)
- Dieter Kurtenbach on why the Giants not making moves was a good sign (Mercury News)
- Mark W. Sanchez on how Sam Coonrod’s fastball is getting him close to a closer job (KNBR)
- Tim Kawakami got TV, book, and movie recommendations from Bay Area sports leaders, including Gabe Kapler (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic on Sam Coonrod standing by his decision to not kneel during the Black Lives Matter moment of silence (NBC Sports Bay Area)
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone.