April 3 - Top Five Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Monday, April 3, 2017

Yesterday is here.

What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 moments on April 3 in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 at San Diego, 7th inning, down 3-2, bases loaded, two outs, Kevin Mitchell singles sharply to right field off Eric Show to score both Butler and Thompson and flip the game, putting us up 4-3 in an opening day 5-3 win over the Padres.  This was Mitchell's career year, he led MLB in homers, RBI, total bases and OPS+, winning the NL MVP Award.

1998 at Arizona, 5th inning, 1-1, two on, two out, Darryl Hamilton doubles to right off of Jeff Suppan, scoring Brian Johnson and Aurilia. We go up 3-1 and win 8-3.  Hamilton wouldn't finish the season in San Francisco, getting moved to the Rockies for Ellis Burks.

2013 at Dodgers, 3rd inning, up 2-1, Pablo Sandoval hit a two run homer off Josh Beckett, extending to 4-1 our lead in a game we'd win 5-3. Sandoval was coming off his World Series MVP from the year prior; within two years he'd be in Boston with his career apparently cratered.

2014 at Arizona, 8th inning, down 5-4, 2 on, 2 out, Mike Morse pinch singles off Will Harris to score Juan Perez and tie the game.  Morse picked up 484 PA as a Giant in 2014, the second most of his career.

2014 at Arizona, same inning, next batter, next pitch, now 5-5, Angel Pagan hit a 3 run homer off Harris to give us an 8-5 lead which held up as the final score.  Pagan hit only two more homers the rest of the season.

Thanks for reading.  I'll be back tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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