May 12 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Friday, May 12, 2017


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Here are the top 5 May 12 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

Walk off 1985 home vs Cardinals, 4-4 in the 10th, facing his old squad David Green singled home Chili Davis off of Neil Allen with the winning run.  Green had three hits on the night, raising his batting average to .127

1990 at Philadelphia down 1-0 in the third, Matt Williams hits a three run homer off Bruce Ruffin, we win the game 6-2.  This was Matt's first full season as the starter at third; he's the greatest third baseman in San Francisco history and through 2016 the 12th best San Francisco Giant ever.

1996 at Pittsburgh, 2-2 in the 6th, we had the bases loaded, Allen Watson hitting for himself, he singles to score two off Jon Lieber, we go on to the 7-2 win and Watson throws a complete game.  I'm less than two months older than Watson - he's been retired for 17 years and I have two jobs.

2005 at Houston, up 4-3 in the 8th, the Astros had two on with one out, Scott Munter strikes out Jose Vizcaino and Mike Matheny throws out Jason Lane attempting to steal.  We picked up a couple more in the 9th and won 6-3. Munter had 22 big league strikeouts in his 3 years in the majors (all with us) this was his second K.

Walk off 2009 home vs Nationals, down 7-6 in the bottom of the ninth, 2 on, 2 out, down to our last strike - Pablo Sandoval hits a game winning 3 run homer off Joe Beimel.  Sandoval hit .330 in 2009, his first full season as the starter at third, it's the fifth best season for a third baseman in San Francisco history.  This was his fifth career home run.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

Edit, Walk off 2017 home vs. Reds can I interest you in a 5 and a half hour game from the worst team in baseball, your 2017 San Francisco Giants?  In our longest game since 2001, Buster Posey homered took the first pitch of the 17th inning over the wall in left to give us a 3-2 win.  It was Posey's 122nd homer and third career walk off. In organization history we've never had a walk off homer as late as the 17th inning.

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