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    Merged - Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

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    HOUSTON (AP) -- Barry Bonds was plunked in the right shoulder to end a wild at-bat against Astros right-hander Russ Springer on Tuesday night.

    With the San Francisco slugger leading off the fifth inning, Springer's first pitch sailed behind Bonds' back, drawing a warning from plate umpire Joe West.

    The next four pitches all came inside, including one that hit Bonds' bat handle on the third delivery for strike one. The fifth pitch hit Bonds as he turned to protect himself.

    That's when Springer and manager Phil Garner got ejected -- and the Houston crowd gave Springer a standing ovation.

    Bonds was unhurt and trotted down the first-base line and later scored on Jose Vizcaino's RBI single to give the Giants a 12-3 lead.

    The 41-year-old Bonds had already singled twice and driven in a run in San Francisco's five-run first. He also flied out at the warning track in right.

    Bonds was playing for the eighth straight game in as many days in his pursuit of Babe Ruth's 714 home runs for second place on the career list.

    Springer relieved Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez, who lasted only 3 2-3 innings.
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    Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

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    HOUSTON -- Barry Bonds was plunked in the right shoulder to end a wild at-bat against Astros right-hander Russ Springer on Tuesday night.

    With the San Francisco slugger leading off the fifth inning, Springer's first pitch sailed behind Bonds' back, drawing a warning from plate umpire Joe West.

    The next four pitches all came inside, including one that hit Bonds' bat handle on the third delivery for strike one. The fifth pitch hit Bonds as he turned to protect himself.

    That's when Springer and manager Phil Garner got ejected - and the Houston crowd gave Springer a standing ovation.

    Bonds was unhurt and trotted down the first-base line and later scored on Jose Vizcaino's RBI single to give the Giants a 12-3 lead.

    The 41-year-old Bonds had already singled twice and driven in a run in San Francisco's five-run first. He also flied out at the warning track in right.

    Bonds was playing for the eighth straight game in as many days in his pursuit of Babe Ruth's 714 home runs for second place on the career list.

    Springer relieved Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez, who lasted only 3 2-3 innings.
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    Re: Russ Spriner gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Im sure the Giants will hit an Astros player tomorrow.

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    Re: Russ Spriner gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    I shouldn't laugh...

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    Re: Russ Spriner gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    That's great.....
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    Re: Russ Spriner gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Quote Originally Posted by kyle1976
    That's great.....
    Astros fans wont be cheering when someone like Ensberg or Berkman get plunked.


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    Re: Russ Spriner gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Good...Barry will probably come to the plate in full body armor tomorrow, instead of that ridiculous thing he wears on his elbow.

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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds





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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    nice pics!
    > :lindner:

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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    I like that Springer guy
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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Gotta be related to Jerry
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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Im guessing that a Giants pitcher will get tossed tomorrow for plunking someone in the head.


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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Springer for MVP! (Most Valiant Plunker)
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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    money shots

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    Re: Russ Springer gets standing ovation for hitting Barry Bonds

    Bonds should be able to throw his bat at Springer.



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