October 20 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Friday, October 20, 2017

What is this all about?


Here are all the October 20 games that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 World Series Game 3 is 10-27

2002 World Series Game 2, we won yesterday, the Angels even the series here. It's like the Hagler/Hearns of World Series games without the early stoppage. Russ Ortiz gave up 5 in the first (and stayed in the game). We followed with 4 in the top of the second (Reggie Sanders hit a 3 run homer off Kevin Appier and David Bell followed with a homer of his own - Appier also stayed in the game).  Ortiz settled down in their half, giving up only a 2 run Tim Salmon homer before he got pulled with us down 7-4, that quickly got cut to 7-5 when Jeff Kent led off the third with a homer.  Just heavy, heavy blows raining down.  In the 5th, believe it or not, we took the lead. Ben Weber came on for the Angels and we got run scoring singles from Snow/Bell/Dunston, a total of 4 runs crossed the plate and we led 9-7. It was 9-9 in the bottom of the 8th, Felix Rodriguez on for the Giants - Salmon hit another 2 run homer to give the Angels an 11-9 lead. Barry hit a ball as hard as a person ever has off of Troy Percival in the 9th, but we lose 11-10 and head home with the series tied at 1.

2010 NLCS Game 4 home vs. Phillies we split the two in Philly to open the series and then won yesterday, up 2 games to 1 and hosting the Phillies for Game 4. We got off early, bottom of the first, 2 outs, 2-2 count, Buster Posey singles home the game's first run off of Joe Blanton. In the third he did it again, this time a run scoring double for Posey.  It went bad fast for Madison Bumgarner in the 5th, 4 singles and a run - he gives way for Santiago Casilla who gives up a 2 run double to Placido Polanco and then the Phillies 4th run in the inning scores on a wild pitch.  We get one back in our half on an Aubrey Huff base hit. Still down 4-3 in the 6th, Chad Durbin now in for the Phillies, he gives up a 2 run Pablo Sandoval double that puts us back in front 5-4.  We're 6 outs from the victory in the top of the 8th - but Sergio Romo gives up a Jayson Werth run scoring double that ties the game.  Bottom of the 9th now, Roy Oswalt on for Philadelphia, we get one out singles from Huff and Posey and then a Juan Uribe sac fly ends the game.  That's a 3 games to 1 lead with another game in San Francisco tomorrow.  We're a game away from our first pennant since '02.

2012 NLCS Game 6 is tomorrow

2014 World Series starts tomorrow.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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