Edgar Renteria’s Other Home Run
No Giants fan will ever forget where they were when Edgar Renteria homered in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series. The series clinching run that erased 52 years of heartache in San Francisco will always be remembered.
It also wasn’t his only home run that series. Earlier in the same game that Uribe broke open in the fifth was a 0-0 game heading into the inning. Matt Cain and C.J. Wilson were embattled in a pitching duel, and with 1 out in the inning, Renteria launched a solo home run and broke the seal on the scoreboard. The floodgates would open in the inning and the Giants would take the momentum of the victory to a World Series championship.
The series win, however, might not happen if it wasn’t for Renteria starting the scoring.
Juan Uribe’s Other Home Run
It is so easy to remember Juan Uribe‘s biggest home run in the 2010 National League Championship Series against the Philadelphia Phillies. His home run in the eighth inning Game 6 gave the Giants the lead and became the game winning and series clinching run.
However, it was his three run home run in Game 2 of the 2010 World Series that sometimes gets lost.
To appreciate the moments in Game 2 is to remember the situation. Cliff Lee had just lost game 1 and the Giants were trying to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series. At the time, the score was 5-2 in the 5th with two outs and two runners on base. If Uribe makes an out in that situation, the Rangers are still in the game and the chances of coming back to even the series is still possible.
Uribe and his “jazz hands” put all that to rest with one swing.