October 19 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Thursday, October 19, 2017

What is this all about?


Here are all the October 19 games that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 World Series Game 3 is 10-27

2002 World Series Game 1 at Anaheim the first Giants World Series game since '89. We get on it early, Bonds and Sanders homer off of Jarrod Washburn in the second, Troy Glaus responds with a homer off Jason Schmidt and it's 2-1.  We leave the bases loaded in the 4th, they follow by leaving men on second and third in their half and then leave them on the corners in the 5th.  We extend the lead in the 6th on a two run Snow homer. Glaus homers again in the bottom half, they add another run and we take a 4-3 lead to the 7th.  The pen holds them hitless in the final 3 innings and we take the first game 1-0.  It's our first win in a World Series game in 40 years.

2010 NLCS Game 3 home vs. Phillies, we split the first 2 in Philadelphia, this is the first NLCS game we've played at home since '02. A combined 7 hits between the 2 teams in this one. No baserunners until the 3rd, the Phillies get 2 on against Matt Cain with 2 out, but Chase Utley grounds out to end the inning. Again in the 4th, the Phillies put 2 on base, this time with just 1 out, but Cain gets a Jimmy Rollins flyout and strikes out Raul Ibanez.  We get on the board in our half, with 2 on and 2 out, Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff hit back to back run scoring singles off Cole Hamels to give us a 2-0 lead and in the next inning we plate our third run on an Utley error.  And that's the scoring, Cain turns it over to the pen in the 8th and they maintain the shutout.  We win 3-0 and take the 2-1 series lead.

2012 NLCS Game 5 at St Louis, please recall the situation in which we found ourselves in the NLDS, down 2-0 and needing to win 3 straight on the road to advance.  We pulled it off.  Today, we're right back in the barrel, down 3-1 and needing to win 3 straight.  We start on a Friday night in St Louis with one of the great free agent busts of all time, Barry Zito, going for the good guys. In the second, it looks like they're going to get him.  Molina singles to lead off, Freese doubles him to third. Zito gets an out - then we fill the open base with an intentional walk.  Loaded with the pitcher, Lance Lynn, coming to the plate.  Zito gets him 6-4-3 to end the inning.  We bust it open in the 4th, the big shot is a single by Crawford that scores two runs, we add two more in the inning (a Zito single driving in one) and it's 4-0. Sandoval homers in the 8th to tack on a run, Zito goes 7 2/3, it never really in trouble again, we win 5-0 to send the series back to San Francisco, still down 3 games to 2.

2014 World Series starts 10-21

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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