Bonds’ debut showed the baseball world that he will be the player he was before missing 142 games due to the three knee surgeries. The only question he has left to answer is what kind of daily grind can he handle. He ran well (enough). Even with the layoff, he missed an opposite field home run by about a foot, being just a hair late with his swing on both that drive and the 410 foot monster to deep left-center. The Giants beat the Padres 4-3 something they will need to do every single time they play the rest of the way.
Lost in the nice win was the awful start by Kevin Correia, who failed to make it out of the first inning due to his inability to throw strikes. Matt Kinney came in and wriggled out of his mess, and ended up pitching a pretty nice game to earn his first win as a Gigante.