October 8 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Sunday, October 8, 2017

What is this all about?


Here's every October 8th game that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1962 World Series Game Four at New York we're down 2-1, Marichal against Whitey Ford in this one - we go up 2-0 on a two run Haller homer in the second, but when Marichal is injured batting an inning later we go to the pen early, and the Yanks take advantage with 2 runs against Bobby Bolin in the 6th. We win the game in the 7th, bases loaded, two out, Chuck Hiller hits a grand slam against Marshall Bridges and we go on and win 7-3. We're off tomorrow and then play Game 5 on the 10th.

1987 NLCS is tied at 1, Game 3 tomorrow. 

1989 NLCS Game 4 home vs. Cubs, up 2-1, Sunday night at the Stick, 62,000 roaring Giants fans see us move a game away from our first pennant in 27 years.  A 2 run Matt Williams single off Greg Maddux in the 3rd gave us a 3-2 lead, but a Mark Grace triple/Andre Dawson double in the 5th tied the score at 4.  The big moment is the bottom of the 5th, Williams strikes again with a 2 run homer off Steve Wilson to give us the 6-4 lead. In relief off Scott Garrelts, Kelly Downs put runners on the corners in the 6th, but he got Sandberg to line to left to end the inning. Downs then gets 8 straight before giving up a Sandberg single with 2 outs in the 9th inning.  Steve Bedrosian came on and loaded the bases.  Up 6-4, bases loaded, 2 out, 9th inning - Bedrosian struck out Andre Dawson to end the game.  We're up 3-1.  Game 5 is tomorrow.

2000 NLDS we're down 2-1 and the Mets end our season with a 1 hitter by Bobby Jones.

2002 NLCS starts tomorrow. 

2010 NLDS Game 2, the Braves even it up in 11 innings.  We had a 4-0 lead after 2 innings, Pat Burrell hit a 3 run homer in the first to get us going. We were still up 4-1 headed to the 8th, that's a 94% chance to win, Sergio Romo opened the inning by allowing singles to Derek Lee and Brian McCann.  Brian Wilson came on and got Melky Cabrera to ground to Sandoval - but Pablo threw it away and it's 4-2.  An out later Wilson gives up a game tying double to Alex Gonzalez.  We had them dead to rights in the bottom of the 10th, bases loaded, 1 out, Posey at the plate - but he went 5-4-3. Ramon Ramirez gave us a homer to Rick Ankiel in the 11th and suddenly this series was headed to Atlanta at a game apiece.

2012 NLDS, down 0-2, game 3 tomorrow

2014 NLCS starts 10-11

2016 NLDS down 1-0, the Cubs don't let up, they jump on Jeff Samardzjia with 4 earned in 2 innings and we lose 5-2. We get six hits, don't score after the third inning, and are never really in the game.  We go home a game away from elimination.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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