No runs were scored in the top of the first inning of Monday night’s Reds-Giants game at AT&T Park — and even if there were, it’d be the visiting team scoring, so not many in the crowd would cheer — but the place was rockin’ anyway. Why? Earthquake.
It wasn’t a big earthquake. Only a magnitude 3.5 number, centered a bit east of Oakland. There were no reports of damage or injuries, though it did cause BART to be delayed by about ten minutes. People felt it in a pretty wide area, but they didn’t feel much.
It could be noticed if you were watching the ballgame on NBC Sports Bay Area, though. Check it out as they rumble and sway:
The Giants won the game 10-7. Brandon Belt‘s eighth inning homer and three RBI was the biggest aftershock.
Jon Morosi reported on Saturday that the Marlins signed veteran reliever Brandon Kintzler to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. The deal includes a club option for 2020 worth $4 million with a $250,000 buyout, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.
Kintzler, 35, put up a terrific 2.68 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 13 walks over 57 innings for the Cubs last season. He’s been mostly good in recent years, but relievers in their mid-30’s have had a tough time finding multi-year deals.
The Marlins have a handful of players who could rack up saves this coming season, namely Drew Steckenrider and José Ureña along with Kintzler. The club will likely use spring training to determine an official closer, if they name one at all. The Marlins have also expressed interest in free agent Pedro Strop.