San Francisco, which has lost six of seven, will try to break out of its slump when it concludes a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at SBC Park.
Bonds had homered in seven consecutive games in which he had an at-bat before going 0-for-1 with two walks in an 11-0 loss Wednesday. He was replaced in left field by Dustan Mohr in the eighth.
The streak was one shy of the major league record of homering in eight straight games shared by Dale Long (1956), Don Mattingly (1987) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1993).
Bonds hit eight homers during the seven-game stretch, an NL record for the most in seven games. Mattingly holds the major league record with nine in seven games during his streak.
Bonds’ next homer, No. 668, will be the 1,000th for the Bonds family. His late father, Bobby, hit 332 home runs in a 14-year career with the Giants, New York Yankees, California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Texas, Cleveland, St. Louis and the Chicago Cubs.
The next highest father-son total is 636 by Ken Griffey Sr. (152) and Ken Griffey Jr. (484).
While Bonds and the Giants could not produce much offense Wednesday, the Padres provided plenty of it.
Brian Giles homered and drove in four runs. Mark Loretta hit a three-run homer, singled and scored two runs, and Terrence Long had three hits with a triple for the Padres, who pounded out a season-high 17 hits a night after getting 15.
San Diego has won four of five.
Giles, who hit his first homer of the season Tuesday, went 2-for-5 to raise his average to .158.
“He can hit,” Padres manager Bruce Bochy said. “I never had any doubts. He’s going to be fine.”