#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #23

Friday, December 6, 2013

#24 is here.

#23 October 8, 1989 1989 NLCS - Game 4

Game 4 of the '89 NLCS was tight. The Giants had taken a 2-1 series lead over the Cubs the night before but Scott Garrelts gave up a run in the top of the first and another in the second.

Fortunately, we got one back in the first and then 2 in the 3rd, a Matt Williams single driving home Brett Butler and Will Clark. We chased Greg Maddux with another run in the 4th, but Garrelts loudly gave it back up in the 5th, and it was 4-4 when Matt Williams hit a two run homer in the bottom of the 5th to give us the 6-4 lead in the last runs scored in the game. 

Kelly Downs, the worst pitcher on the staff in ’89, was terrific getting us into the 9th – but with two outs Ryne Sandberg’s single brought Steve Bedrosian in. A single and a walk loaded the bases for Andre Dawson – but Bedrock struck him out swinging and we were up 3-1, a game away from the first Giants World Series in 27 years.  

#22 is tomorrow

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