Fill-in third baseman for the San Francisco Giants, Conor Gillaspie, hit a three-run home run in the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets, helping his side to a 3-0 win.
Gillaspie hit the home run off of Mets closer Jeurys Familia and took his side to an inescapable 3-0 lead.
“Absolutely incredible, is the best I can do,” Gillapsie said, expressing his delight.
“As a kid, as a player at this level, you look forward to just getting a hit in the postseason just to help your team. I’m a lucky guy.”
It will be a momentous day for Gillaspie, as he found his way in the side only because Eduardo Nunez and Matt Duffy were injured, and Gordon Beckham could not be eligible as he was traded on August 31, according to CBS Sports.
“I’m happy to play everyday that they put me in there,” Gillapsie said. “I don’t question the lineup, I don’t question Boch. He’s won a lot of games for a reason. For whatever reason, he has a knack for finding the right guy in the right situation. It’s a special team and guys never quit.”
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With the most recent victory, Giants have maintained an impressive streak of winning their postseason elimination games. Currently, under manager Bruce Bochy, they stand at 9-0. As reported by Chron.com, the Giants will play the Chicago Cubs in a Division Series that starts on Friday.
Gillaspie’s net worth, according to CelebrityPetal.com, is $1,000,000.
Gillaspie was drafted by the Giants in 2008 and subsequently traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2013. He was taken up by the Angels before finally returning to the Giants.