#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #70

Monday, October 21, 2013

#71 is here.

#70 September 20, 1989 8 run comeback

The eventual NL Champs were up 5 with 11 left, so even when the Giants fell behind 7-0 in the third against the Dodgers, it wasn't a moral wound to their pennant race.

This was particularly true because the Giants had an 8 run comeback in Cincinnati just two weeks prior, and, sure enough, it happened again.

Stu Tate pitched in two major league games; this is the one he remembers; in relief with the score 7-0, he got all 8 Dodgers he faced out (LA only got one more hit after the third inning) putting the Giants in position for the comeback: 3 in the 6th (the big shot an Ernest Riles homer) but still down 7-3 headed to the 9th.

The Dodgers never got another out.  Kevin Mitchell led off with a homer; then a single by Riles, a run scoring double by Matt Williams, a run scoring Terry Kennedy single, a Chris Speier double to put men on second and third with the Giants now down 7-6; a Greg Litton pinch single to tie the game, and a Brett Butler single to win it.

#69 is tomorrow.

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