Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Former Mustangs part of MLB history

The game was blacked out locally for some reason, but had you been watching Tuesday’s San Francisco Giants-Washington Nationals game, you might have noticed a couple of Cal Poly connections during the historic night at AT&T Park.
Two former Mustang pitchers were on hand for Barry Bonds’ 756th home run, which came in the fifth inning of the Giants’ 8-6 loss to the Nationals.
Kevin Correia, drafted out of Cal Poly in 2002, came on as a reliever in the eighth and actually suffered the loss on the night Bonds became MLB’s all-time home run leader. Hey, I guess it’s better to get the loss than to be remembered as the guy who gave up the homer to Bonds.
Correia failed to get an out, allowing two runs on three hits along with a walk as Correia and the Giants squandered the one-run lead Bonds gave them three innings earlier. The right hander is now 1-6 on the season.
Cal Poly Hall of Famer Mike Krukow was also on hand as a radio broadcaster for KNBR.
“Kruk” was referenced a couple times by Bonds during his postgame news conference.
I’m looking forward to Kruk’s take on the home run tomorrow morning on KNBR 680 AM.

1 comment:

Go Poly said...

Welcome back! I look forward to your analysis of Poly football camp and the upcoming season!

Go Poly!