"It was nice," Bonds told the AP. "It felt good to hit the ball good today."
Unfortunately for Bonds and the Giants, it would be Mets left fielder Cliff Floyd who would deliver the most memorable home run on Tuesday night.
With the Mets clinging to a 2-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Floyd busted out of his early season slump in a big way, launching a two-run homer into Covey Cove, to propel the Mets to a 4-1 victory.
"It was just awesome to contribute," Floyd said. "It's been a tough month for me thus far but I'm going to take that positive and sleep better tonight."
The roundtripper did not come without controversy. On a previous play, Omar Vizquel made another sensational throw to first base, and looked like he got the out, but David Wright was called safe. Of course following that call was Floyd's jack.
After Trachsel (2-1) gave up the homer to Bonds in the second inning, he settled down nicely, completely shutting down the Giants offense, allowing only one hit through the next four innings.
"It wasn't like I was trying to challenge him or anything, I was just trying to pitch to him," Trachsel said of Bonds. "I was more worried about Moises Alou from past experiences. Moises is a guy I've had trouble with. They're both dangerous."
Giants starter Jamey Wright (2-1), who has pitched exceptionally well early this season turned in another solid performance.
After surrendering three straight hits to start the game, including an RBI single by Mets catcher Paul LoDuca, Wright retired 15 of the next 17 batters he faced keeping the Mets powerful offense in check until Xavier Nady hit a solo home run to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.
Wright went eight innings, giving up four runs, and registering four strikeouts.
Game Notes: Bonds homerun was his first at home since September 18th against the Padres... Matt Morris will be moved up to start on Wednesday, while Schmidt will be pushed back to Friday... Ray Durham is out until at least Friday... Bonds will get a scheduled day off on Wednesday...Pedro Feliz continues to struggle at the plate, with runners on first and second and one out, Feliz promptly grounded into a double play to end the Giants' potential rally.
SFDugout's Player of the Game: Bonds who hit his first homerun in front of the home crowd this season. Jamey Wright, who despite the loss, turned in another strong performance for the Giants.
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