As hoped, Barry Bonds smacked his 757th career home run last night, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Washington Nationals 5-0.
Barry’s mighty swing also created the 45th home team “splash,” as the ball flew out of the ballpark and landed in San Francisco Bay’s McCovey Cove. Signs mounted at the park detail both Barry’s home runs as well as the home team splash count. (There have been 14 splashes by visiting teams.)
Also noteworthy at the game:
• Giants pitcher Matt Cain hit his first-ever Major League home run. Not bad for a pitcher!
• Giants manager Bruce Bochy racked up his 1,000th victory, as manager. He’s only the 55th manager to ever reach that milestone.
There was surely a lot of celebrating in the S.F. Giants locker room last night. The Nationals didn’t have much to party about. Great game, glad we were there.