What Are the Odds?
I couldn’t find a stat that told me how often an SF Giants pitcher has come to the plate with the bases loaded. I know it’s happened at least twice. Still, considering all of the times a pitcher has batted with the bases jacked, and exactly two of them have managed to hit a grand slam, it’s safe to say that it doesn’t happen very often. How many years have the Giants been in SF? 55? Multiply that by 162. Considering playoff games and the few they’ve played this year, lets say they’ve played about 9,000 games. I’ll say a pitcher comes to bat with the bases loaded maybe every third game. Sound about right? Divide 3k into 2 and you get 0.0006%.
So what we saw last night should be savored. It likely will never happen again, considering the DH will be hitting the NL sooner rather than later.
Some day, next to the hallowed Willie McCovey statue, I expect the Giants to build another one that looks a little like this: