“Obviously at that time when you thought of the Giants, you thought of Barry Bonds. So you realize the page is being turned and that you’re going to move forward without one of the greatest hitters of all time,” San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy says of Bonds’ final game as a Giant at AT&T Park in 2007. As Bonds, now the Marlins’ hitting coach, returns Friday, baseball figures reflect on his finale.
Just last weekend, Giants third baseman Matt Duffy was hitting so poorly that manager Bruce Bochy held him out of the lineup Monday for a mental break. Now, Duffy appears to be the only Giants hitter who isn’t slumping, as he gets two of the Giants’ three hits in a 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Seventeen games. Late April. The season is like the weather, just starting to warm up. But those Giants hitters and their prolonged cold spell? This is a real head-scratcher.
Khris Davis and Coco Crisp homer on consecutive pitches, backing Rich Hill’s six strong innings, and the A’s beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Thursday night to complete a three-game sweep.
James Harden scores a game-high 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, and the Rockets beat the Warriors 97-96 on Thursday in Houston. Golden State, without Stephen Curry, sees its first-round series lead narrow to 2-1.
Jon Gruden says Michigan State’s Connor Cook would be a great fit for the 49ers, citing Cook’s size (6-foot-4, 217 pounds), body of work (a school-record 34 wins as a starter) and experience in a pro-style system.
The 49ers have interest in Josh Norman, who unexpectedly was made a free agent on Wednesday, but they’d like to meet with the 28-year-old cornerback before diving into the market for him, a league source said Thursday.
Former Stanford star JJ Koval is a key reason Republic FC has allowed a USL-best one goal and just three shots on goal during a 2-1-1 start.
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