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The Bonds Watch (P5)

Barry pops out to in foul territory to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in his first at-bat. Two things to take note of here: 1) Bonds took two very good pitches by Washington Nationals starter John Lannan, the second strike in particular. That one was down, away and at the knees. 2) He seemed to jump at Lannan’s 1-2 offering, something that he has done periodically throughout the chase.

As for Lannan? He looks a bit like a Barry Zito clone. High socks. Lot of fidgeting on the mound. Bends far over when looking to get a sign. Wonder if he’s a bit goofy off the field like Zito, too.

Another update after Bonds’ next at-bat.

rhurd