May 2 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 2 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

1965 at Dodgers 2-2 in the 10th, Willie McCovey hits his second homer of the game, this one off Bob Miller, we win it 4-2.  Those were homers 130, 131 in McCovey's career.  

Walk off 1975 home vs. Astros, 8th inning 1-1, 2 out, runners on the corners, Ed Goodson doubled them both home off of Tom Griffin to put us up 3-1.  We'd go on to win 5-4.  Goodson came up through the system, picked up a few hundred plate appearances as the starting third baseman in '73.  He was near the end of the Giants run; a month and a half later we dealt him to Atlanta.

Walk off 1993 home vs Expos, the Giants were 16-9 and looking to sweep the Expos on a Sunday at the Stick, with two out Barry Bonds singled home Willie McGee off Jeff Fassero for the win.  This, of course, was Barry's first year in San Francisco, he had an OPS+ of 206.  The top 11 seasons for left fielders in organization history are all Bonds seasons - this is the 5th best.  

Walk off 1995 home vs Dodgers, 5 hours at the Stick. 14 scoreless innings.  14.  In the top of the 15th, LA scored 3 off Mark Dewey.  With 2 outs and nobody on in the bottom of the 15th, we got a couple of baserunners and Robby Thompson hit a 3 run homer off Greg Hansell to tie the score.  Bonds singled - and then Matt Williams doubled him home to win the game. This was Hideo Nomo's big league debut.  Thompson has more plate appearances than any second baseman in San Francisco history by over a thousand.

Walk off 2004 home vs Marlins, The Giants scored 5 in the second, but seven San Francisco pitchers later and it was 8-8 in the bottom of the 11th, 2 on, 1 out, a Yorvit Torrealba double off Matt Perisho scores Bonds to win the game.  We signed Torrealba when he was 15, he got 75 plate appearances in the low minors at 16 years old in '95.  Nine years later he's walking off the Marlins.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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