Three More Walkoff Homers

by Bill Chuck on May 3, 2012

 

Jason Giambi and the Rockies celebrate

Jason Giambi hit a three-run pinch-hit 9th inning homer at Coors Field yesterday to give the Rockies and incredibly exciting 8-5 victory over the Dodgers. The Rockies led this one 2-1 heading into the 8th inning, but the Dodgers scored two in both the 8th and 9th innings and the Rockies scored three each in the 8th and 9th.

Giambi now has 429 career homers including eight walkoffs. He’s hit one for Oakland, three for the Yankees and now four for Colorado. It also was the eighth pinch-hit homer of Giambi’s career and fifth as a member of the Rockies.

Jones has reason to be Chipper

In the wild game in Atlanta, Chipper Jones hit a two-run 11th inning walkoff homer to give the Braves a 15-13 victory over the Phils. Jones now has 458 homers in his career including eight walkoffs and 10 from 10th inning on.

The Nationals snapped a five-game losing streak and ended the three-game winning streak of the Diamondbacks, when Ian Desmond hit a two-out two-run walkoff homer off J.J. Putz. It was the 25th homer of Desmond’s career and his first walkoff homer. he had previously had two walkoff singles and one walkoff sac fly in his career.

Ian Desmond walking on air

So far in 2012 there have been nine walkoff homers, four the last two days:

Yr# Gm# Date Batter Tm Opp Pitcher Score Inn RoB Out
1 1 2012-04-08 Alex Avila DET BOS Mark Melancon down 12-11 b11 1– 2
2 1 2012-04-14 Todd Helton COL ARI J.J. Putz down 7-6 b9 1– 2
3 1 2012-04-26 Brandon Allen TBR LAA Jordan Walden down 3-2 b9 1– 1
4 1 2012-04-28 Matt Kemp LAD WSN Tom Gorzelanny tied 3-3 b10 0
5 1 2012-04-29 Wilson Betemit BAL OAK Grant Balfour tied 2-2 b9 12- 1
6 1 2012-05-01 Brett Lawrie TOR TEX Mike Adams tied 7-7 b9 0
7 1 2012-05-02 Chipper Jones ATL PHI Brian Sanches tied 13-13 b11 1– 0
8 1 2012-05-02 Jason Giambi COL LAD Scott Elbert tied 5-5 b9 -23 1
9 1 2012-05-02 Ian Desmond WSN ARI J.J. Putz down 4-3 b9 -2- 2
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 5/3/2012.


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