April 29 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, April 29, 2017


What is this all about?

Here are the top 5 moments on April 29 in San Francisco Giants history.

1969 home vs. Reds, the Giants had won 7 straight coming in but there were only 3200 paid for this Tuesday afternoon game at the Stick, the Giants were down 2-1 with 2 out in the 8th when Bobby Bonds hit a 2 run homer off Wayne Granger to give the Giants a 3-2 lead.  Bonds hit 186 homers as a Giant; this was his 13th.

Walk off 1969 home vs. Reds, same game, the Reds tied it at 3 in the 9th, now it's the 13th, two out, Hal Lanier on third, it's Bonds - again - he singles him home off George Culver for the game winner.

Walk off 1975 home vs. Reds, six years later we did it to Cincinnati again, 3-3 with an out in the 9th, Marc Hill scores all the way from first on a Chris Speier double and we win 4-3.   Only Rich Aurilia has more San Francisco plate appearances at short than Chris Speier.

1989 at Pittsburgh, the Giants came into the 9th trailing 3-2, tied it on a Kevin Mitchell homer, and then a couple of outs later Terry Kennedy hit what would turn out to be the game winning homer off Jeff Robinson.  Robinson came up through our system, lost 15 games for us in '84, we dealt him to Pittsburgh for Rick Reuschel in '87.  This was Kennedy's first of three San Francisco seasons that ended his career; we got him for Bob Melvin in a catcher trade before the season with Baltimore.  He was a perfectly acceptable backup catcher on a team that had several of them (young Manwaring, old Brenly).

Walk off 2006 home v Diamondbacks,  Moises Alou led off the bottom of the 9th with a home run off Luis Vizcaino to give us a 3-2 win.  This was 39 year old Moises Alou in his second and final year as a Giant; he couldn't give you much with the glove but Moises could still hit, he had a 132 OPS+ even at this advanced age.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

2017 NFL Draft Day 3 Big Board, Top 100

Did the Niners really take that free third round pick the Bears gave us and flip it for the Saints second round pick next year?  What franchise am I watching?

Here's the final board, my top 100 players as we head to the final day of the draft.

1. Carl Lawson DE Auburn
2. Desmond King CB Iowa
3. Caleb Brantley DT Fla St
4. George Kittle TE Iowa
5. Dede Westbrook WR Oklahoma
6. Joe Mathis DE Wash
7. Samaje Perine RB Okla
8. Vincent Taylor NT OK St
9. Nathan Peterman QB Pitt
10.  Corn Elder CB Mia

11. Roderick Johnson T Fl St
12. Deatrich Wise DE Ark
13. Eddie Jackson S Ala
14. Bucky Hodges TE VT
15. Jake Butt TE Mich
16. Jaleel Johnson DT Iowa
17. Damontae Kazee CB SD St
18. Chad Hansen WR Cal
19. Vince Biegel DE Wisc
20. Mack Hollins WR UNC

21. Brad Kaaya QB Mia
22. Blair Brown LB Ohio
23. Isaiah Ford WR  VTech
24. Nathan Gerry S Neb
25. Jeremy McNichols RB Boise
26. Carlos Watkins DT Clemson
27. Dorian Johnson G Pitt
28. Tanzel Smart DT Tulane
29. Elijah Qualls DT Wash
30. Marlon Mack RB Flo

31. Ryan Glasgow DT Mich
32. Howard Wilson CB Hou
33. Josh Reynolds WR A&M
34. Josh Malone WR Tenn
35. Ejuan Price DE Pitt
36. Conor McDermott T UCLA
37. Jeremy Sprinkle TE Ark
38. Chase Roullier C Wyo
39. Danny Isidora G Mia
40. Grover Stewart DL Albany

41. Joe Toth C Kentucky
42. Tyler Orlosky C WVA
43. KD Cannon WR Bay
44. Anthony Walker LB Northwest
45. Zach Banner T USC
46. Nico Siragusa G SD St
47. Jalen Myrick CB Minn
48. DeAngelo Brown DT Louis
49. Channing Stribling CB Mich
50. Stevie Tu'ikolovatu DT USC

51. DJ Jones DL Ole Miss
52. Donnel Pumphrey RB SD St
53. Brian Hill RB Wyo
54. Ben Gedeon LB Mich
55. Malachi Dupre WR LSU
56. Charles Walker DT Okla
57. Michael Roberts TE Tol
58. Wayne Gallman RB Clem
59. Noah Brown WR Ohio St
60. Jehu Chesson WR Mich

61. Josh Dobbs QB Tenn
62. Adam Bisnowaty T Pitt
63. Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Tenn
64. TJ Logan RB UNC
65. Damore'ea Stringfellow WR Ole Miss
66. Devonte Fields DE Louis
67. Pharoah Brown TE Ore
68. Matthew Dayes RB NC St
69. Isaac Rochell DT ND
70. Robert Davis WR Geo St

71. Jordan Leggett TE Clem
72. Darrell Daniels TE Wash
73. Jerome Lane Akron WR
74. Joe Williams RB Utah
75. Tarik Cohen RB NC AT
76. Xavier Woods FS La Tech
77. Jaylon Brown OLB UCLA
78. Jamal Williams RB BYU
79. Elijah Hood RB UNC
80. Robert Leff T Aub

81. Justin Senior T Miss St
82. Eric Smith T UVA
83. Daniel Brunskill T SD St
84. Damian Mama C USC
85. Isaac Asiata G Utah
86. Jacob Hollister TE Wyo
87. Kenneth Olugbode LB Col
88. Jalen Robinette WR Air Force
89. Chad Kelly QB Ole Miss
90. Austin Carr WR Northwest

91. Ryan Switzer WR UNC
92. Jordan Evans LB Oklah
93. Samson Ebukam DE E Wash
94. Hunter Dimick DE Utah
95. Davon Godchaux DT LSU
96. Ismael Zamora WR Bay
97. Tanner Gentry WR Wyo
98. Fred Ross WR Miss St
99. Mikal Myers DT UConn
100. Garrett Sickles DE Penn St

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