Hello and happy Tuesday.
It’s been two days since the San Francisco Giants were eliminated. And while they deserve the brunt of the blame for that, it sure felt like they were on the receiving end of a truly horrendous strike zone.
But now that we’ve had two days to cool off from the frustrating game, we can say that ... yes, it was, indeed, a truly horrendous strike zone.
Rob Drake, everyone!
Umpire Rob Drake had an atrocious game yesterday, missing 27 calls in a one run game that eliminated the @Giants from playoff contention.— Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) September 28, 2020
These were his two worst calls of the day, missing by 5.99 inches and 4.07 inches. pic.twitter.com/eJ8KSeWZwW
Umpire: Rob Drake— Umpire Scorecards (@UmpScorecards) September 28, 2020
Final: Giants 4, Padres 5#SFGiants // #FriarFaithful#SFvsSD // #SDvsSF pic.twitter.com/uUpp2XsW01
Well OK then. Tomorrow I’ll work on calming acceptance.
Did Barry Bonds hit a home run today?
We’re nearing the end of seasons past, but yes. He did.
September 29, 1999: Against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Bonds hit a 2-run home run in the 1st inning off of Kevin Brown, scoring Bill Mueller. It gave the Giants a 2-0 lead, and they would win 5-1 (beat LA). It was his 34th homer of the year.
September 29, 2001: Against the San Diego Padres, Bonds hit a solo home run in the 6th inning off of Chuck McElroy. It gave the Giants a 2-1 lead, and they would win 3-1. It was his 69th homer of the year.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Jon Miller’s call of Hunter Pence’s grand slam was fantastic, hilarious (April 18, 2016 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter tries to figure out who will be on the next good Giants team (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee on Sunday’s bad strike zone (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Kerry Crowley on the transition from Bruce Bochy to Gabe Kapler (Mercury News)
- Dalton Johnson hands out awards for the Giants (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- John Shea on Drew Smyly’s strong audition for 2021 (SF Chronicle)
Have a great Tuesday, everyone.