The 10,000-plus cardboard cutouts at Oracle Park got to witness something great Friday night.
Following Matt Olson’s solo home run in the top of the ninth, A’s outfielder Stephen Piscotty cleared the bases with a grand slam to tie it at 7-7 against the Giants.
GRAND SLAM. TIE GAME 😱 pic.twitter.com/zJ1Vkv5Sxe— A's on NBCS (@NBCSAthletics) August 15, 2020
Piscotty knew it was gone as soon as he hit it.
Piscotty's grand slam was off of Trevor Gott, who ended up up surrendering five runs in the inning before being removed.
According to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs, Piscotty is the 14th player in MLB history with multiple ninth-inning grand slams in a season.
Stephen Piscotty is the 14th player in MLB history with multiple 9th-inning grand slams in a season.— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) August 15, 2020
The last player to do it was Brian Goodwin in 2018.
Nobody's ever had 3 in a season.
Piscotty hit a walk-off grand slam against the Texas Rangers over a week ago to give the A’s a 5-1 victory.
There’s something about grand slams and the A’s this season.
Olson started the season off with a walk-off grand slam over the Los Angeles Angels. It was the first game in league history that went into extra innings since the new rule was implemented in the 2020 season to have a runner on second base beginning in the 10th.
There's something special there.
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