#FarewellCandlestick: The 100 Greatest Moments in Candlestick Park History #15

Saturday, December 14, 2013

#16 is here.
#15 October 7, 1989 1989 NLCS Game 3 

Tied a game apiece in the NLCS this game was also tied, 3-3 in the top of the 7th, Don Robinson – replacing Jeff Brantley who replaced Buffy Lacoss – gave up a leadoff double to Rick Sutcliffe (consider that with your modern eyes, Sutcliffe hit for himself in the 7th inning of a 3-3 Game Three in the NLCS) – he moved to third on a Jose Uribe error – and then scored (actually -Maddux, pinch running) on a Ryne Sandberg sac fly, putting us down 4-3. 
Sure, if you’re committed enough to Sutcliffe to let him hit – maybe you let him run from third base in that spot, but I’m not Don Zimmer.
Les Lancaster came on – and Robby Thompson beat him with what would turn out to be a game winning 2 run homer.  They got a couple hits off Robinson in the 8th – but we held on to take the series lead.
The 14th Greatest Moment in Candlestick History is tomorrow.

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