#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #73

Friday, October 18, 2013

#74 is here.

#73 April 18, 1993 Two Five Run Comebacks

In 1993, the Giants and Braves were locked into the last great pennant race.  The battle started in this April game; the Braves scored 5 in the first (Dave Burba giving up only two singles as the Braves batted around). The Giants came all the way back with 3 in the second and then again in the third (Barry Bonds doubled in both innings).  Atlanta then not only retook the lead, they RETOOK the lead; the Braves scored 6 in the 4th, the big shot a 3 run Greg Olson homer off of Kevin Rogers, to go up 11-6.

And the Giants won.  1 in the 5th.  1 in the 7th. The Braves got that run back in the 8th, making it 12-8 going to the bottom of the 9th.  The Giants had a 4% win expectancy.

A leadoff walk to Darren Lewis, back to back singles by Will Clark/Matt Williams; Barry Bonds's third double of the game, and then sac flies by Robby Thompson and Todd Benzinger.  That was 4 runs, 12-12.

In the 12th, Matt Williams hit a first pitch, lead off, walk off homer against former Giant Steve Bedrosian and won the game.  Two five run comebacks and a walk off homer - and just a preview of the pennant race to follow.

#72 is tomorrow

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