San Francisco Giants: The 16 Best Moments of 2016
No. 2: Gillaspie’s Triple
As mentioned before, the Giants have their “folklore” of the unlikely heroes in each of their significant playoff runs. In 2010, you had
, and at that time, Madison Bumgarner. In 2012 you had
. 2014 was the postseason of Morse and Ishikawa. In 2016? Up stepped Connor Gillaspie. While recording the biggest hit of his career in the Giants NL Wild Card win over the Met’s, Gillaspie still had an encore performance in him. Down one, with two men on, and one out in the bottom of the eighth, Gillaspie took on Aroldis Chapman. We’ll let you watch the video and reminisce:
What a moment! Gillaspie’s triple in the eighth, against Chapman, to take the lead on the Cubs, in a do or die game was incredible. If it wasn’t for the bullpen, this would be the game winning hit and not Panik’s double! While this could’ve been a game winning hit, and was incredibly important, it’s still not Gillaspie’s biggest moment of the 2016 Postseason.
That of course leads us to our Top San Francisco Giants Moment of 2016…..