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#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