San Francisco Giants: Gregor Blanco’s Top Five Moments as a Giant

By Daniel Sperry
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Oct 22, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; San Francisco Giants center fielder Gregor Blanco hits a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning during game two of the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /

Gregor Blanco Moment Number 5: Leadoff Home-Run in the 2014 World Series

During the stretch run in 2014, Gregor Blanco filled in for an injured Angel Pagan and performed admirably as the Giants went on to win the World Series against the Kansas City Royals. His big moment here was a leadoff home-run in game 2 of the World Series. After winning Game One by the score of 9-0, it seemed like the Giants were on pace to wipe the floor with the Royals. Gregor Blanco started off Game 2 with a bang. He battled Ventura to a full count on seven pitches. The eighth pitch was a 98mph fastball from Ventura. Blanco crushed it, sending it into the bullpen to give the Giants an early 1-0 lead. Unfortunately the lead didn’t hold, but it was a heck of a moment for Blanco.