June 27 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Here are the top 5 June 27 moments in San Francisco Giants history.

Walk off 1972 home vs. Braves, we're 17 games out but have won 3 straight, only 5000 paid on a Tuesday night, it's 2-2 in the 10th (Orlando Cepeda drew a walk in the 9th for Atlanta, got taken down for a pinch runner, and that's who scored the tying run) Bobby Bonds led it off with the game winner off of Cecil Upshaw.  Bonds hit seven walk off homers in his career, this was his second, the first was two months prior.

1992 at San Diego, we'd lost 4 straight and were 9.5 games out, 3-3 in the top of the 10th, Kevin Bass hits a 2 run homer off Randy Myers.  That's it.  We win it 5-3.  Bass had fewer than 40 games left as a Giant, we gave him to the Mets before the end of the season.

2002 home vs. Padres, 4.5 out, we walked them off in 12 the day before, it's 5-5 with two out in the 6th, Jeff Kent doubles home 3 off of Jason Middlebrook.  We're gonna win it 11-6.  I've got Kent as a Hall of Famer as the 13th best second baseman who ever lived.  Two days before was the Bonds/Kent dugout fight.

2012 home vs. Dodgers, just a few games from the halfway point of the season and we are 1 game behind the first place Dodgers and hosting them on a Wednesday afternoon, looking for the 3 game sweep that would move us into a tie for first, scoreless with 2 out in the 3rd, Melky Cabrera doubles home Tim Lincecum for the only run we would need, we'd win this one 3-0. We shut the Dodgers out in each game of the 3 game series for the first time since the move west. Lincecum was not good to this point in the season, he came in 2-8 with an ERA over 6, but he only gave up 4 hits and struck out 8 in 7 shutout innings in this big game. This was the year it ended for Lincecum, he had a 127 ERA+ the year before and that was sliced nearly in half, to a 68 in 2012.

2015 home vs. Rockies, 2 games out of first as we near the halfway mark, unlike three seasons prior, Lincecum didn't get out of the 2nd inning after taking a line drive off the pitching arm, we're down 5-4 in the 7th with the bases loaded - Andrew Susac doubles everybody home off of Rafael Betancourt, that's it - we win it 7-5.  We drafted Susac in the second round in 2011, he came up for portions of the 2014 season and then this year, but stuck behind Posey we traded him to Milwaukee for Will Smith in a deadline deal in 2016.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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