Hello and happy Tuesday.
The San Francisco Giants optioned Joey Bart on Sunday night, which should come as no surprise. Even with Buster Posey out with an injury, the Giants have two healthy catchers — Curt Casali and Chadwick Tromp — and don’t play again until Friday. The team has made Bart’s development a huge priority, and he’ll get to keep playing in Sacramento with the AAA team, rather than sit at home waiting for the Giants to play again.
But the Giants wanted to reward his strong season with a game over the weekend, and he rewarded them back with a two-hit showing.
Everyone wins. We’ll likely be seeing him again soon.
Old, random MCC article for you to read
Watch the 1996 Home Run Derby starring Barry Bonds! (July 16, 2018 — Bryan Murphy)
- John Shea on All-Stars paying tribute to Brandon Crawford (SF Chronicle)
- Mark W. Sanchez on the making of Kevin Gausman, All-Star pitcher (KNBR)
- Jim Bowden lists Marco Luciano among the prospects that stood out at the Futures Game (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Alex Pavlovic hands out awards for the Giants first half (NBC Sports Bay Area)
- Kerry Crowley on how the Giants draft strategy started to emerge on Monday (Mercury News)
- Nick Lozito adjusts for era to find the best Bay Area home run hitters (SF Chronicle)
- Taylor Wirth on why the Giants opened the draft with nine straight pitchers (NBC Sports Bay Area)
do the Giants does Brandon Crawford play today?
Brandon Crawford and the other All-Stars play today at 4:30 p.m. PT.
Have a lovely Tuesday.