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

By Daniel Sperry
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Jul 22, 2016; Bronx, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants right fielder Gregor Blanco (7) reacts to striking out during the seventh inning of an inter-league baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports /

Gregor Blanco Moment Number 4: 2-Run Homer, Game 4, 2012 NLDS

Gregor Blanco had some random pop in that bat of his. In 2012, as the Giants were on the comeback for their second straight elimination game win, he came up to the plate with a runner on in the second inning. Angel Pagan hit a leadoff home-run in that game, on Mike Leake‘s second pitch of the evening. The Reds tied it up in the bottom of the first though and it looked like they might have stolen the momentum back. Up stepped Blanco, and on the second pitch of the at-bat, he deposited Leake’s pitch five rows up into left center field. That home-run gave the Giants the lead and they never looked back. A 9-3 win in game four saw the Giants get the series to a decisive game five. We all know what happened then.