The big hit came at 12:15 am at ATT Park thanks to the backup catcher
It was such a tight game that I hardly left my seat in Section 315.
How did that taste, dodger fans? mmmmmmm
"I was hungry," he told the San Franciso Chronicle.
The Giants were out of reserve infielders, outfielders and catchers and down to their final reliever. But they still had Hector Sanchez.
In a game that started on Jackie Robinson Day and ended on Bruce Bochy's
birthday — 14 minutes past midnight — Sanchez hit a two-out single off
Brandon League in the 12th inning to beat the Dodgers 3-2 before a
lively crowd at China Basin.
The Giants struggled in most of their important at-bats, going
1-for-12 with runners in scoring position before Sanchez's at-bat and
0-for-5 with the bases loaded.
The final rally began on Brandon Crawford's
one-out single. He took second on a groundout and third on a wild
pitch before Sanchez won it, his sharp grounder glancing off second
baseman Justin Turner's glove.
"I was hungry," Sanchez said after the 4-hour, 54-minute game – he
also expressed concern about getting his daughter to school on time.
It was his fourth career walk-off hit.
"It's a long game, and we used almost all our players," Sanchez said.
"In extra innings, you have to get the victory no matter what."