Saturday, November 20, 2010

2010 Giants Moment #18: Adios Pelota!

Probably the most disappointing aspect of the September 4 game against the Dodgers was the fact that the Bulldog, Matt Cain, had been torched for four early runs in a game that really mattered.  Many a television set turned off around quarter to 8 p.m. in the evening on that night, and many a Giants fan were wondering if the division run was really going to happen if this team couldn’t put away a hanger-on.
Those of us who stuck around were granted a vision of some of the magic that would roll right into the play-offs.  A series of solo home runs by Buster Posey, Edgar Renteria, and Pat Burrell started in the 7th and woke up the Giants veterans through the late innings of the once 4-0 game.  With the score 4-3, Juan Uribe stepped into the box in the Top of the 9th and flat jacked a slider off of closer Jonathon Broxton.  The two run bomb sealed the Dodger play-off fate and gave a huge confidence boost to the September run that would lead to the World Series title. 
In short, it was a game that made you scream with joy which woke up your wife who was sleeping and made her irritated that evening, then jealous that next morning.  Gotta love those.   

Relive the magic!
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