July 24, 2021

San Francisco Giants beat Pirates in hypothetical MLB game (McCovey Chronicles)

With the MLB season suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are no baseball games and limited baseball news. So I’m creating a hypothetical season — complete with news and recaps — until baseball resumes. All news and recaps will have the hypothetical tag, so you can at least know when you’re suspending reality. And you can click “hypothetical season” above the headline to see everything that has happened in this “season.”

Every time the San Francisco Giants visit PNC Park, I think of one moment. It’s one of the most powerful moments in Giants history.

You probably know what I’m referring to, but let’s walk through it anyway. The year is 2014, and the Giants have backed their way into the Wild Card game, where they’ll face the Pittsburgh Pirates in a single elimination game. The winner advances. The loser goes home.

PNC Park was absolutely rocking. Loud, crazy, 100% in belief that the Giants Pirates would win, and move on to the divisional round.

And then Brandon Crawford shut them all up, swiftly.

There are usually two sounds that define a great home run: The sound of the ball cracking on the bat, and the sound of the broadcasting crew…

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