Mlicki, who had given up three homers on three consecutive pitches in his last start in Chicago, had sounded nonchallant about facing Bonds, saying Wednesday, " If he hits one, he hits one.
Schilling and Hampton are among those dozen, as are Kevin Jarvis and Bobby Jones of San Diego, Wade Miller and Pedro Astacio of Houston and Steve Trachsel of the Mets, who is scheduled to face Bonds Saturday night.
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa had Kline ready in the bullpen, but Morris had thrown just 87 pitches and La Russa let him face Bonds, who was 3 for 14 ( . 214 ) in his career against Morris.
Facing Bonds with two outs, the bases loaded and the Giants trailing by one run in the eighth inning, Gunderson fell behind, 2-0, then gave up a three-run double to Bonds, whose hit into right-center field led the Giants to a 9-8 victory.
The baby-faced bond trader first acquired lengendary status when, in Michael Lewis's entertaining book " Liar's Poker, " he faced down Salomon's chairman John Gutfreund by bumping him from $ 1 million to $ 10 million over a single hand of the bluffing game.