October 23 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Monday, October 23, 2017

What is this all about?


Here are all the October 23 games that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 World Series still 4 more days until game 3

2002 World Series Game 4 home vs. Angels the last time we won a home World Series game was game 6 in '62, 40 years later we're down 2 games to 1 and needing to get that home win to even the Series. We were down 3-0 early, Troy Glaus hit a 2 run homer off of Rueter in the third.  We tied that score in the bottom of the fifth off John Lackey, who is still pitching meaningful innings in big games 15 years later. Run scoring singles from Aurilia and Santiago sandwiched a Kent sac fly and it was 3-3. Still that score in the bottom of the 8th. Snow led off with a single off Francisco Rodriguez, he took second on a passed ball, and scored on a David Bell single. Nen got them in order in the 9th and we had evened the Series.  Game 5 tomorrow.

2010 NLCS Game 6 at Philadelphia, the Giants last pennant was 2002; we come in to game 6 up 3 games to 2 with a chance to update the record book.  The Phils got to Jonathan Sanchez immediately with 2 in the first, Chase Utley's run scoring double was the big shot. We tie it in the third.  Sanchez and Andres Torres both single and are sacrificed up a base.  Aubrey Huff singles home Sanchez and then scores on a Placido Polanco throwing error.  We left two on in the 5th, Madison Bumgarner came out of the pen and loaded the bases in the bottom half, but got Shane Victorino to bounce back to the mound to end the threat.  Bumgarner got in trouble again in the 6th, the go ahead run was at third with one out, but he struck out Ben Francisco and got Jimmy Rollins to ground to short.  Two out in the top of the 8th - Juan Uribe at the plate against Ryan Madson - he homers on a 1-0 pitch and we go up 4-3.  The Phils were in business again in their half, 2 on, one out, Brian Wilson came on and got Carlos Ruiz to line into a double play. We left the bases loaded in the 9th, leaving Wilson in to bat with 2 out, which is a helluva dice roll. Wilson walked two in the bottom of the 9th - went full count to Ryan Howard - and struck him out looking to win the 4th pennant in San Francisco history.

2012 World Series starts tomorrow.

2014 World Series Game 3 is tomorrow. 

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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