May 15 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Monday, May 15, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 15 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

1990 home vs Mets, down 4-1 in the 4th, Terry Kennedy hits a grand slam off of Ron Darling to put us in front 5-4. Kennedy hit only 4 more homers the rest of his career - this was his second career grand slam, his first was his first ever homer, against Tug McGraw.

1990 home vs Mets, same game, 5-5 in the 8th, pinch hitting for Kennedy is our other catcher, former Met Gary Carter, he hits a two out, two strike double off of Bob Ojeda that scores Kevin Bass. That's it, we hold on to that 6-5 win.  The only season in Carter's last six where he broke 100 OPS+ is the year he spent in San Francisco.  He played just 92 games for the Giants.

1993 at San Diego, scoreless in the 6th, Barry Bonds hits a 2 run homer off of Kerry Taylor, one of our 4 hits on the day - we win 3-0.  28 year old Bonds won his 3rd MVP in '93.  This was Barry's 9th Giants homer.

2010 home vs Astros, down 1-0 in the 4th, Juan Uribe hits a 2 run homer off of Roy Oswalt - those are the last runs scored in the game.  Uribe spent two seasons in San Francisco (like Gary Carter, he left to join the Dodgers as a free agent) but hit 40 regular season homers and two in the 2010 playoffs.

2016 at Arizona, up 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, the Snakes had runners on the corners with one out, Santiago Casilla got Rickie Weeks on a replay aided 4-6-3 to end the game.  Casilla left the Giants after 2016 as the 41st best player in San Francisco history.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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