But the woeful pitching became completely disastrous: The Giants surrendered 93 runs in the 8 games, including an astounding 26 first-inning runs (nearly 3 per game). 16 times the home team scored 3 or more runs against the Giants, including at least one such inning in each game. Given these numbers, it's no surprise that the Giants went 1-8 and fell completely out of the race (they were eliminated last night).
As for Barry Bonds, here were his stats for the trip:
G AB R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPSBonds started 7 of the 9 games, and drove in the winning run as apinch-hitter in the lone Giants win. 5 times he was removed for a pinch runner or defensive replacement, including one time when the Giants blew the lead after taking Bonds out of the game.
8 26 5 11 2 10 .423 .464 .731 1.195
Now all the talk will be as to whether the Giants will sign Bonds for next season; barring an indictment and conviction (which, all headlines aside, I believe are not especially imminent or likely), that would seem their easiest decision. Finding some pitchers who might help us all to see another post-season featuring Barry, that'll be tougher.
As for this season... Bonds is sitting tonight, 2nd time in 3 games. Unless he enters the game and gets a plate appearance, he will become a non-qualifier again when the game ends.