Barry Bonds is making it interesting tonight. He once again failed to hit home run No. 756 — that’s nine plate appearances without one since he cracked the big 7-5-5 — but he has smoked two balls. The one in the third against Mike Bacsik was a single to center, and he later came around to score on Bengie Molina’s two-run dinger.
Molina has three RBI tonight, and judging by the way he’s cracking the ball against Bacsik, it’s a logical thought that Bonds eventually will square one up and elevate it.
Of course, we’re moving into the middle part of the game, and as I noted in the blogs last night, Bonds has hit only three home runs at home all season after the sixth inning.
One other thing. Barry Zito looks like a Bacsik clone. His stuff is fairly flat, with little explosion. He’s been touched for two homers tonight, and after Austin Kearns roped a two-run shot in the third, Zito was cascaded by boos. Cheer up Giants fans. Only six more seasons.