The San Francisco Giants had another unlikely hero step up for them in Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup against the Mets, and this time it was Conor Gillaspie.
In an excellent pitching matchup, with the score deadlocked at 0-0, Jeurys Familia came in to pitch for the Mets, and it will went downhill from there. Familia gave up a double to Brandon Crawford, and then a walk, and that’s when Gillaspie came to the plate.
Familia threw him a 98 mph sinker, but unfortunately, it didn’t sink. And Gillaspie didn’t miss it. The result was a three-run homer.
— World of Sports (@WorldofSports77) October 6, 2016
The craziest thing was that Gillaspie wasn’t even supposed to play in this game.
Conor Gillaspie started this game because Eduardo Nunez was hurt. And now he's dented baseball history in a wildcard game.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) October 6, 2016
Watch out, other MLB playoff teams. It’s an even-numbered year, and here come the Giants.