May 6 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, May 6, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 6 moments in San Francisco Giants History

Walk off 1973 home vs Cubs, first game of a double header, the Giants scored 9 runs in the first four innings but were tied 9-9 in the bottom of the 12th when Bobby Bonds hit a 2 run homer off Jack Aker to win it for the good guys - we'd also win the nightcap to move us to 22-9 on the season. '73 was Bonds' best San Francisco season, he was an 8 win player - it's the best year a San Francisco right fielder ever had and the best year a Giants RF ever had who wasnt Mel Ott.

1982 at Mets, tied at 3 in the 9th, 2 on, 2 out, 22 year old Chili Davis hits a two run double off Jesse Orosco, we go up 5-3 and that's the final score.  Davis finished 4th in the rookie of the year race in '82, he was a Giant through 1987.

2003 at Marlins, we came into this one 21-9 on the season, with a man on and two out in the 8th, fomer Marlin Benito Santiago hit a two run homer off Armando Almanza and those would be the final runs of a 4-2 Giants win.  This was Santiago's last of 3 San Francisco seasons, he'll sign with the Royals in the offseason.

2011 home vs. Colorado, down 3-1 with 2 on and 2 out in the 8th, Nate Schierholtz tied the game with a two strike double down the left field line off of Rafael Betancourt.  Schierholtz was the starting RF for most of 2010 and 2011, but really didn't have the bat to hold down the position, he was shipped out a year later in the Pence trade (worked out) and out of the league after 2014.

Walk off 2011 home vs Colorado, same game, now 3-3 in the bottom of the 9th, Freddy Sanchez singles home Cody Ross with the game winner off of Felipe Paulino.  We take it 4-3.  It was Willie Mays's 80th birthday.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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