Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Barry Bonds Acknowledges Fans After Hitting HR No.712
In yet another losing effort for the Giants, Barry Bonds hit his 712th Home Run. It was a towering 440 foot shot, proving that a legendary 41 year old with an elbow full of bone chips can still hit a fastball.
Here's what was said on the Giants website, sfgiants.com.
"THEN CAME THE SEVENTH"
Then came the seventh, when, with Scott Linebrink pitching, Bonds crushed a 96-mph fastball to dead-center to finish off the Giants' scoring.
"Not very many people can hit that ball, especially 900 feet," said Williams, who was a mere spectator by the time Bonds hit his blast. "That ball's chest high -- he's that good."
"In the last at-bat, a 41-year-old guy playing a day game after a night game -- that was an awesome pitch," Alou said. "Nobody else had a swing like that off that fastball."
There weren't too many swings like that off Williams, either.
The Giants collected just five hits and one walk off the Padres starter, who didn't appear overly dominant in his 5 2/3 innings.