Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/14/14
Tyler Colvin welcomed himself to his new home crowd Monday night and threw his hat into the ring to be the everyday left fielder with a splash home run, a triple and three RBIs. On Wednesday, Gregor Blanco joined the race. And when a Giant does something Willie Mays did not accomplish, as Blanco did on a hot afternoon that makes AT&T Park play like a bandbox, manager Bruce Bochy has to pay attention. In a 10-4 victory against the Braves, Blanco stole three bases and scored three runs, which neither Mays nor Barry Bonds had done. Bonds' father, Bobby, was one of three San Francisco Giants to accomplish the feat. Kevin Mitchell and Darren Lewis are the others. Blanco also hit a single for his third RBI of the year. This from a guy who had accomplished next to nothing all season. Before a victory that gave the Giants the season series against Atlanta, five games to one, Blanco had scored twice and stolen one base. On Wednesday, he stole twice in the second inning and scored on catcher Evan Gattis' errant throw. Blanco actually played center field, not left, on a planned day off for Angel Pagan. But Blanco might have insinuated himself into the conversation for left field, which Bochy said he will fill based on performance as long as Michael Morse plays most games at first base for Brandon Belt. Blanco hardly was the only Giant to make an impact on a day the Giants established a season high for runs in a home game and had 15 hits. Hunter Pence's four hits included a home run, his third. Bromance buddy Morse also homered to catch Belt for the team lead, with nine. Brandon Crawford singled, doubled and hit a two-run McCovey Cove homer. Colvin and Pablo Sandoval had two hits apiece. Madison Bumgarner had a tough afternoon. He lasted five innings and matched the most extra-base hits he has allowed in any game at five. But he stuck around long enough to win his fourth consecutive game, and fourth straight against the Braves, who more or less were his hometown team in North Carolina.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Hall of Fame coach: Stephen Curry is the best of all time

Reggie Bush on NFL future: ‘I’m not retiring’

Derek Fisher blasts Rondo over triangle offense criticism

Report: Marshawn Lynch hasn't spent any playing money

Ex-King says he could do 'much better job' than George Karl

Trainer thought Thomas Davis would not play in Super Bowl

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Todd Gurley named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Durant, Westbrook on loss to Warriors: We're not scared

Report: Eagles interested in bringing back Nick Foles

Report: Manning hinted to teammates he plans to retire

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

WATCH: K-State players storm student section after big win

Cam Newton doesn't disappoint with Super Bowl outfit

Stephen Curry to serve as guest drummer for Panthers

Charlie Sheen tweets advice for Johnny Manziel

Cardale Jones predicts he will play in Super Bowl

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

Marcin Gortat fires back at critic on Twitter

WATCH: Kerr told Warriors he was happy to have close game

Broncos could have tough decision with franchise tag

WATCH: Steph Curry does 'Dab' on court on eve of Super Bowl

Another star confirmed for Super Bowl 50 halftime show

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Winners and losers from 2016 Hall of Fame vote

Brett Favre, Tony Dungy headline Hall of Fame Class of 2016

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Curry to serve as drummer for Panthers

Report: Marshawn Lynch plans to retire

The 14 biggest plays in Super Bowl history

Five outrageous predictions for Super Bowl 50

QUIZ: Name the winning starting quarterback from every Super Bowl

The top six matchups that could decide Super Bowl 50

Seven unheralded players set to make major impacts in SB 50

10 underrated performances in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

X-factors in Super Bowl 50

NHL nightmare: No Canadian teams in playoff hunt

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker