Saturday, July 28, 2012

My fave game of 1989

I've probably posted about it before but I thought of it today when the Giants were down 7-0 in the 8th to the Dodgers but managed to load the bases with singles by Scutaro, Crawford and Schierholtz. I couldn't help but think of the Sept. 20, 1989 game when the Giants were down 7-0 to the Dodgers, then got 3 in the sixth on an Ernie Riles bomb. Then the 9th went like this -- 

Kevin Mitchell - HR
Ernie Riles - Single
Matt Williams - Double
Terry Kennedy - Single
Chris Speier - Double
Greg Litton - Single
Brett Butler - Single

In other words, the Dodgers faced seven batters in the 9th and failed to get a single one out.

At that point, the Orange and Black were 88-64 and 5 games up on the Padres with 10 to go.  
And we fans knew that this team would indeed win the NL West. 

They finished the season 92-70 and then steamrolled the Cubs 4-1 in the NLCS.  

A close second for my favorite game, of course, was the last game of the NLCS with the clutch 2-RBI hit by Will the Thrill in the 8th. 


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