October 21 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Saturday, October 21, 2017


What is this all about?

Here are all the October 21 games that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 World Series Game 3 is still 6 days away.  

2002 World Series Game 3 is tomorrow.

2010 NLCS Game 5, we're up 3-1 a game away from our first pennant in 8 years, this is the last game of the series in San Francisco and it doesn't happen.  We had a 1-0 lead when the Phillies got to Lincecum in the third with 3 runs, two coming on an Aubrey Huff error. Cody Ross cut it to 3-2 with a run scoring double off of Roy Halladay in the 4th, we left two on base in both the fifth and the sixth, but the Phillies tacked on insurance with a Jayson Werth homer off Ramon Ramirez in the 9th and we lose 4-2.  So, just like 1987 we head out on the road with a 3 games to 2 lead.

2012 NLCS Game 6 home vs. Cardinals, we lost the first two games of the NLDS, but then came back to sweep 3 in Cincinnati, that's 3 elimination games, then we fell behind 3-1 in this series meaning we would need to survive 3 more elimination games to win the pennant.  We won game 5, so the series goes back home with us again facing elimination in this one on a Sunday afternoon. After two innings we had a 5 run lead, the biggest shot a 2 run Marco Scutaro double.  Ryan Vogelsong took it from there, 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned, 9 strikeouts, 1 walk.  We win 6-1 to even the series.  Game 7 is tomorrow - winner takes the pennant, just like 25 years prior.

2014 World Series Game 1 at Kansas City, Madison Bumgarner goes 7, gives up just 4 baserunners, we beat the Royals easily 7-1. We ripped James Shields for 3 in the first including a 2 run Hunter Pence homer and then added two in the 4th, Mike Morse had a run scoring single. Two more in the 7th including Joe Panik tripling home a run.  It's an easy game 1 for the good guys.  Game 2 tomorrow.

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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