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. 1 Travis Ishikawa's walk-off homer wins 2014 NL Pennant (New Winner – Defeated Giants wins 2010 National League Pennant) [From1963to1963] [From former Giants third-floor trainer and current NBC Sports Bay area analyst Tim Flannery]
After winning a One at Wild Card Showdown in Pittsburgh and then dramatically defeating the heavily favored Washington Nationals 3 games at 1
Bum would face card veteran ace Adam Wainwright, who was very familiar with pitching home or home games. The cards hit first, scoring one in the 3rd inning, but Joe Panik hit a two-run homer to take the lead and set up the packed house in the China pool. The cards came right back to calm the crowd and regain momentum with two homecomers to retake the lead. 3. Bumgarner and Wainwright both went into decommissioning mode to withdraw the rest of the thugs they saw. With the Cardinals leading by one, Relief specialist Pat Neshek took over in the 8th only to hand over a big pinch-hit Homer to Michael Morse, who went down and lifted a slider up to the left field to tie the game.
Santiago Casilla took over in ninth and after charging the bases, Jeremy Affeldt came back in and shut down the Cardinals and kept the game on the bottom of Ninth.
With Michael Wacha leaving the cardinals behind, the crowd got to their feet at AT & T, knowing that a run would send us to our 3rd World Series in the last five years. Pablo Sandoval chose the inning and Brandon Belt went out with one. Joaquin Arias Pinch ran for Sandoval. Travis Ishikawa came in to score 2: 0. He hit a flat, downing fastball on the right field and hit a line that looked like he had a chance to get past the right fielder's head. As the third base coach, I immediately checked my runner at second base and Árias did the right thing by blowing halfway up the ball. When I looked back to find the ball, everything went in slow motion and quietly quiet, at least in my head. Then I realized that the ball was over the outfielder and we would win the pennant.
At that moment, the silence in my head broke into utter chaos as the ball went on in the seats to win an eyelash win that would be part of the story forever. Bedlam set off, Ishikawa ran around with his teammates around the bases and ran with him hopping and screaming along the line. Jake Peavy sprinted past me and ran to the field to meet Travis on second base. He thought he hit a double, not Homer, to win it. Waiting for the home plate, the rest of the team waited delicately to run Ishikawa through people's barriers, fly helmets and tears until he touched the home plate, and the Giants forever in the World Series and World History books his legacy in the history books sent to Bobby Thompson's "Shot Heard" around the world as the "Giants win the pennant, the giants win the pennant, the giants win the pennant."
Fans, friends and family danced and celebrated in the field and then in the clubhouse to party all night, still not believing what had just happened. A very surreal moment that will never be forgotten.
2. Tim Lincecum dominates Tigers from Bullpen in Game 3 of the 2012 World Series
(From former Giants reliever and current NBC Sports Bay Area analyst Javier Lopez)
Timmy was one of those dominant power in the postseason. He was the winner of the 2010 Clincher in Texas. He was etched forever as a star in Giant Lore. The postseason stuff from 2012 took a different turn for Timmy. He had a tough first half of the season and made very good progress in the second half. He had gone 7-5 with a 3.83 ERA in half, but if it is possible at postseason, Bochy wanted another weapon for his pen. This season we lost Brian Wilson at the beginning of the year and our pen was tested early and Casilla stepped up and closed the games. Affeldt got a few, as I also took over Romo at the end of the year.
Bochy was not sure how best to use his staff at first. Timmy scored so well in 2010 and he knew that if a guy could be effective out of the pin, he would be that guy. The other starters built more on routine. They all had their things to do before they hit, but for Timmy it was all about getting his arm off. He was the perfect guy for Boch. The Swiss Army Knife!
He became the bridgehead to the rear end of the bullpen and he loved it. He would lose himself so fast and I think he loved to watch and hang around with us in the pen. We are funny guys! Say jokes and keep it loose! He was made for the pin. Strikeout stuff and that's what he did. Split to Split and hits could not stop. He could let it fly because he never had to worry about being deep in a game. He was out there, trying to get out, until Boch decided to change something.
Game 3 in the World Series against Detroit was another feather in his cap. I remember this series so well because my wife had our second child between games 2 and 3 on the second day. I flew on the morning of Game 3, but who do I see, but Timmy smiles at the hotel. All he said was "You tired bud?" We both laughed. I went to the yard and I remember that was the coldest weather. Huge storms rolled over the country and the Midwest in October is unpredictable. Vogelsong got the start and played with all the heart the fans were used to, but even that could not keep him in the game. The Tigers had received 104 positions from him in 5 2/3 innings, and then Timmy came in. He entered with a man and two outs. He had Johnny Peralta fly to finish the inning. He then proceeded to chew the strong lineup of tigers containing Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Delmon Young. He wasted no time when he went 2 1/3 innings of no-hit ball with three strikeouts. He did it in only 32 courses and Romo did the rest.
Another Timmy excursion that reminded us all of how mean and evil he might be.
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