May 5 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Friday, May 5, 2017


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

Walkoff 1966 home vs. Dodgers 8-8 in the 10th inning in a game where Koufax didn't get out of the 2nd; one on, two out, (due to an error and passed ball) Willie Davis drops a Jim Ray Hart flyball to allow the winning run.  The day before Mays broke Mel Ott's NL home run mark.

1990 at Montreal, 1-1 in the 8th, Robby Thompson hits a 2 run homer off Dennis Martinez, we go up 3-1 in a game we win 4-1.  Robby's 1990 .299 OBP would be the second worst of his career.

1998 at Marlins, 2-2 in the 8th, Rich Aurilia hits a leadoff homer off of Vic Darensbourg and the Giants go on to win 8-2.  Here are all players with more San Francisco plate appearances than Aurilia:  Mays, McCovey, Bonds, Thompson, Davenport.

2010 at Marlins, a dozen years later and we're in Miami again, up 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, runners on the corners with two out, Brian Wilson on the mound - he strikes out Wes Helms to win the game.  This was Wilson's career year, 48 saves, 217 ERA+ it was the third best season for a Giants reliever in organizational history.

2014 at Pittsburgh, 5 and a half hours on a Monday night in Pittsburgh, we had come back from an 8-2 deficit to force extras, by the time we hit the 13th inning we had used up the bench, 7 pitchers, we had 20 hits - and with two on and one out, Jared Hughes threw a Jean Machi bunt away, allowing Hunter Pence to score.  We won 11-10 to move our record to 21-11.  Machi went to 5-0 on the season with a 0.53 ERA.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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