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San Francisco Giants: Handing out team awards for May

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 19: Stephen Vogt #21 and Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after closing out the tenth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 19, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The San Francisco Giants won 3-2. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 19: Stephen Vogt #21 and Will Smith #13 of the San Francisco Giants celebrate after closing out the tenth inning of the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on May 19, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The San Francisco Giants won 3-2. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH – MAY 03: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after a solo home run by Stephen Vogt #21 of the San Francisco Giants to tie the game in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park on May 3, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Giants won 12-11 in 11 innings. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants: Best Moment of May

While it was another difficult month in terms of results, there has been no shortage of incredible moments.

There was the walk-off victory that clinched a series win against the Dodgers on May 1. That game looked destined for extra innings before Buster Posey’s line drive single off Julio Urias with two outs brought Steven Duggar home.

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Then there was the remarkable walk-off win against the Atlanta Braves at home on May 21, which came when the Giants plated three two-out runs in the bottom of the ninth, capped off by Joe Panik’s RBI single. To put into context just how unlikely that win was, when Kevin Pillar came up to bat with two outs in the ninth and Brandon Crawford on first, the Giants had a win expectancy of four percent.

There was also the game at Coors Field on May 7 that saw the Giants score a season-high 14 runs, including home runs from Evan Longoria, Kevin Pillar and Mac Williamson, who ended the game with four RBI in his return from the minors.

However, the best moment of May belongs to the amazing comeback in Cincinnati on May 3.

Down 8-0 after three innings, and 10-3 after five, the Giants somehow produced an unlikely comeback to take the game 12-11 in extra innings.

After Tyler Beede was annihilated by the Reds batters, giving up seven earned runs in 2.1 innings, the bullpen kept things close while the offense gradually narrowed the deficit.

Stephen Vogt tied the game with a two-out, first-pitch home run in the ninth, and a lead-off home run from Evan Longoria in the top of the 11th stood up when Will Smith closed things out for the save.

A successful month? No.

A memorable month? Absolutely.

Next. Building a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers

We’ll be back at the end of June with more positive takeaways and memorable moments.

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