October 27 - Top 5 Moments in San Francisco Giants History

Friday, October 27, 2017

What is this all about?


Here are all the October 27 games that mattered in San Francisco Giants history.

1989 World Series Game 3, we got blown out in Oakland in games 1 and 2, then the earthquake hit ten days ago, here then is the first World Series game in San Francisco since McCovey's line drive to Richardson ended the '62 series 27 years prior.  It goes the way the first two games went, the A's jumped all over us and won easily.  Dave Henderson doubled home two in the first, then homered in the third, both off Scott Garrelts.  We sliced the deficit to 4-3 with a 2 run Terry Kennedy single off Dave Stewart in the 4th, but you just couldn't deny this A's squad, Henderson homered again in the fifth, this time off Kelly Downs, McGwire hit a 3 run shot in the same inning, we were down 8-3 and went on to lose 13-7.  Mercifully, game 4 is tomorrow.

2002 World Series Game 7, I think if I owned a sports bar I'd call it Game 7, it's a term with immaculate branding for sports fans.  40 years ago McCovey lined out to Richardson in the bottom of the 9th; 24 hours ago we had a 97% chance to win our first ever World Championship.  It's game 7.  Let me ask you this - how many hits did we give up?  5.  We gave up 5 hits in a Game 7.  Livan gave up 4, Rueter, in 4 innings of relief, gave up 1.  Livan also gave up 4 earned runs in 2 innings.  It was 1-1 through 2, the first 3 Angels got on in the third and Garret Anderson hit a 3 run double to end our season.  We had chances.  2 on, 1 out in the 4th.  2nd and 3rd with 2 out in the 6th. 2 on, 1 out in the 9th inning.  But none crossed and we lost the World Series. Again.

2010 World Series Game 1 home vs. Rangers, 8 years later, we're back.  It's the first San Francisco home World Series game since Game 5 in '02 when we scored 16 runs.  We get 11 in this one.  It didn't look good early, Tim Lincecum gave up runs in each of the first two innings, including a run scoring single to Vlad Guerrero. We got them both back in the third; an error and hit batsman gave us 2 on with 1 out, Freddy Sanchez and Buster Posey had back to back RBI knocks off of Cliff Lee and it was 2-2. We ended the game in the 5th. Sanchez broke the tie with his second run scoring double, Cody Ross and Aubrey Huff had back to back run scoring singles, Darren O'Day came on and gave up the backbreaker, a 3 run homer to Juan Uribe that gave us an 8-2 lead. We won 11-7 (Sanchez added a third double). Game 2 is tomorrow.

2012 World Series Game 3 at Detroit, we took the first two at home, making it a must win for the Tigers to effectively stay in the Series. We got 2 in the second off of Anibal Sanchez, Gregor Blanco had a run scoring triple and was driven home himself by Brandon Crawford.  Those are the only runs of the game, Ryan Vogelong pitched us into the 6th, Tim Lincecum gave us 2 1/3 and Sergio Romo closed it out.  The big spot was the 5th, they loaded the bases with 1 out, Vogelsong struck out Quintin Berry and then popped up future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera to end the game.  No one has ever come back from 3-0 down to win a World Series, so with Game 4 tomorrow, even the most jaded of Giants fans had to be optimistic.

2014 World Series Game 6 is tomorrow

See you tomorrow.  Go Giants!

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