It took 18 innings, and lasted 5 hours and 35 minutes, but the Giants finally prevailed over the Rockies on Friday night.
Anyway, it ended in strange fashion.
18 INNINGS LATER GIANTS WIN!!!! pic.twitter.com/4rC6TIvARy— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) April 13, 2019
The Giants loaded the bases, so the Rockies went with the trendy five-infielder setup. And it almost worked for Colorado.
Veteran catcher Erik Kratz hit the ball to Ian Desmond, who got up and threw home. His throw beat Brandon Belt to the plate, but Rockies backstop Chris Iannetta didn't have his foot on home base.
The Giants and Rockies came close to setting the record for latest end-time at AT&T Park/Oracle Park.
Latest finish at AT&T Park:— Doug Kern (@dakern74) April 13, 2019
1:10, May 29 2001 vs ARI (L 0-1 in 18)
12:50, Apr 12 2019 vs COL (W 3-2 in 18)
12:43, May 12 2017 vs CIN (W 3-2 in 17)
12:42, Jul 8 2013 vs NYM (L 3-4 in 16)
It's also been a long time since the Giants had a walk-off hit in the 18th inning or later. A REALLY LONG TIME.
Last Giants walkoff in 18th or later: Hughie Critz 1B vs STL, Jul 2 1933.https://t.co/7nIBQZdUWn— Doug Kern (@dakern74) April 13, 2019
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It's over. Go to bed.
By the way, the Giants and Rockies play again in 12 hours.