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Here are the top 5 moments on April 9 in San Francisco Giants history.
Walk off: 1994 home vs. Cards, first half of a double header, tied, 3-3 in the 11th inning, 2 out, two strikes, Matt Williams singles home Darren Lewis off of Tom Urbani to take us to 4-0 on the season. 96 RBI in 112 games for Williams in strike shortened 1994.
2005: home v. Rockies, bottom of the 8th, down 1-0, bases loaded, two out, Michael Tucker hits a grand slam off Scott Dohmann and we went onto win 4-2. Tucker had a 12 year big league career, only in one did he have an OPS+ over 106. This was not that year and Tucker ended the season with the Phillies, given away for a 19 year old arm named Kelvin Pachardo who never made the show.
Walk off: 2008 home vs Padres, scoreless tie in the ninth, 2 out, Daniel Ortmeier doubles home Rajai Davis off of Heath Bell and we win 1-0. This was Ortmeier's last season in the bigs, he had 24 career RBI, none bigger than this one.
Walk off: 2010 home vs. Braves, a two run homer by Edgar Renteria in the 9th tied the score, now we're in the 13th, 2 outs, 0-2 pitch from Kris Medlen to Aaron Rowand - he singles softly to short, scoring Juan Uribe with the game winner. At 31 years old, the Giants gave Uribe 575 plate appearances in 2010, second most of his 16+ year career.
Walk off: 2011 home vs Cards, how about his one, bottom of the ninth, 2 outs, Giants down 2-1, a 3-2 count, Miguel Tejada doubles home Posey and Belt off Ryan Franklin to win the game. 9 years earlier Tejada was AL MVP but in his one season in San Francisco, a 37 year old Tejada had an OPS+ of 69, his worst batting season since 1997.
See you tomorrow. Go Giants!