SAN FRANCISCO -- Road trip time! I'm here in the Bay Area with my kids, visiting my dad who lives here, and to see this critical three-game series. It's still midafternoon here, but I thought I'd get this game thread open early for discussion.
I always like visiting San Francisco, but the best part about this particular visit so far is that it's not raining!!!11! Haven't seen the sun since Friday.
Interesting bit of Barry Bonds trivia, unrelated to his HR chase: the Giants are 24-28 at home when Bonds is in the lineup, 3-4 when he isn't, 8-7 when he homers (that means he's homered in only 15 of 52 home games in which he's played).
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Jason Marquis has had good success against the Giants in his career; 3-0, 2.38, and that includes this 2006 game in which he gave them five runs in 8.1 innings. He didn't face the Giants in their only visit to Wrigley Field this year a month ago.
Since you'll ask, Bonds is 5-for-10 with a double and 2 HR lifetime vs. Marquis.
Here is today's Mediacenter link; the game is a cable-only telecast in both Chicago & the Bay Area. It should also be available on EI.
MLB.com Gameday (2007 version)
MLB.com Gameday (2006 version)
Discuss amongst yourselves.