|Bonds finally connects for 746th career homer|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 27 May 2007 12:12|
Bonds hesitated slightly to watch the 2-1 pitch from Taylor Buchholz sail over the center-field wall for his 12th homer of the year and first in 15 games since a shot off the Mets' Tom Glavine on May 8. The two-run shot pulled the Giants within 4-3.
Bonds rounded the bases as ``746'' flashed on the main scoreboard and he received a big hug from bat-boy son, Nikolai, after crossing home. Fans began chanting ``Barry! Barry!''
Buchholz became the 439th different pitcher to surrender a home run to the seven-time NL MVP, who earlier ended an 0-for-17 stretch with a leadoff single in the fourth.
Bonds went 14 games without a homer or an RBI, the second-longest RBI drought of his 22-year career. He had gone five games without a hit.
Bonds, who turns 43 on July 24, went 43 at-bats and 63 plate appearances without a homer. During that stretch since the homer, Bonds had drawn 20 walks with seven intentional free passes, struck out eight times and was batting .140 (6-for-43).