The Giants won Game 3 of the NLCS on an attempted sacrifice bunt, which turned into an error when Randy Choate threw the ball into rightfield, allowing the winning run to score from 2nd base. Here’s a clip:
Immediately on twitter, lots of people were talking about the rarity of this. Here’s one typical tweet I read (by a verified journalist no less):
This was sixth walkoff error on postseason history and first since Buckner’s error vs Mets in Game 6 of 86 WS
Hhmmm… I can remember a few since then. Someone else posted this at about the same time:
The #SFGiants are the first team to win a postseason game on a walk-off error since the #Yankees on October 17, 2009 (ALCS game 2).
Ok, at least this writer is only going back 5 years and not almost 30.
But people have very short memories. Just in last year’s World Series, Game 3 ended when Allen Craig was awarded home plate on an obstruction call – which was charged as an E5 to Will Middlebrooks. Read the rest of this entry