#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #22

Saturday, December 7, 2013

#23 is here.

#22 October 11, 1987 1987 NLCS Game 5

The Giants would end this day up 3-2 in the NLCS and headed back to St. Louis needing just a game to win the pennant.

Rick Reuschel got hit; the Cards were up 3-2 in the 4th when Whitey Herzog brought in Forsch (the Bob version) and we slapped him around. Chili Davis led off with a single. Will Clark followed with a single. Bob Brenly walked and we had the bases loaded with nobody out – Jose Uribe, late cousin of our future World Series hero shortstop, singled home 2 to give us the lead – and a Mike Aldrete pinch sac fly plus a Robby Thompson triple would plate 2 more and that 6-3 score would hold up the rest of the way. 

Joe Price – Joe Price came on in the fifth and he only gave up two baserunners over the last five innings of the game, completely shutting down the Cards to put us a game – A Game! – from going to the World Series for the first time in a quarter century.

#21 is tomorrow.

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