Michael Morse, Christian Arroyo give Giants most dramatic win of season, and MoreSplashHits was on fire on Twitter

Yasmani Grandal, Michael Morse

The San Francisco Giants got their most dramatic win of the season to date – and it might be the most dramatic win at season’s end.

Two dramatic home runs, rallying from a 3-0 deficit after six innings, a walk-off win, against the Dodgers. That will be hard to beat.

The Giants were 5-57 last year when trailing after seven innings. But they won last night.

This season, before last night, the Giants were 0-12 when trailing after six innings, 0-13 when trailing after seven innings.

But that didn’t keep MoreSplashHits from sharing signs of optimism.

When Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled starter Alex Wood after six scoreless innings and brought in former Giant Sergio Romo, MoreSplashHits tweeted.


As much as we love Sergio and all he has done for the Giants over the year, the memory of last season was still too fresh.

To make the tweet that much sweeter was what Christian Arroyo did when he stepped up in the seventh with a runner on base.

Apart from being an exciting moment for the rookie – and Giants fans – it was also encouraging to see Arroyo with the long ball.

He had never hit more than nine home runs in any of his previous four minor league seasons. Last year, he hit only three for Double-A Richmond.

But he hit three in Sacramento so far this season, which made us worry that part of his hot Triple-A start was partially inflated by the hitter-friendly PCL and might signal that his hot start might not translate to the majors, particularly for a player hitting in the pitcher-friendly AT&T Park.

But then Arroyo went yard Wednesday.

Then in the eighth inning, with the Dodgers leading 3-2, Michael Morse came up as a pinch-hitter in his first at-bat for the Giants since the 2014 World Series and his first at-bat in the majors since being released by the Pirates in April of last year.

MoreSplashHits tweeted this.


That was referencing one of Morse’s last at-bats at AT&T Park in a Giants uniform, when he came up as a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Game 5 of the 2014 NL Championship Series with the Giants trailing the Cardinals 3-2.

Morse would hit a game-tying home run off Pat Neshek.

In that case, it was Morse’s first plate appearance in almost a month as he battled an oblique injury, his first at-bat at AT&T Park in about six weeks.

On Wednesday, it was Morse’s first at-bat at AT&T Park in almost two seasons. And yet, he did this.

Yasmani Grandal, Michael Morse

That means in Morse’s last four pinch-hitting appearances as a Giant at AT&T Park, he’s gone …

  • Home run
  • Walk
  • Single
  • Home run

Hmmmm, maybe we should tweet that.


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