As known from:
VA
  • About Captaingambling.com
  • Our US Squad
  • Our Review Process
  • Gamble Responsibly
  • Get In Touch
  • Writers Wanted
  • Content Disclaimer
  • Affiliate Disclosure
Contains commercial content
US Gambling Sites / Thairo Estrada hits two-run walk-off homer as Giants beat Pirates 8-7

Thairo Estrada hits two-run walk-off homer as Giants beat Pirates 8-7

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Publish Date: 19/08/2022
Fact checked by: Drew the DFS Guy

The San Francisco Giants required a two-run walk-off homer from Thairo Estrada in the bottom of the ninth inning to complete a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-7 on Sunday at Oracle Park.

After achieving dominance with a 5-0 lead, the Giants blew it when former first-round pick Bryan Reynolds gave the Pirates a 6-5 lead in the seventh inning with a three-run homer. Pittsburgh retook the lead in the top of the ninth inning after San Francisco tied it.

The Pirates then took a 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth inning on Rodolfo Castro's third-base single with runners on first and second. Evan Longoria made an error by throwing over the head of Wilmer Flores in the top of the ninth, giving the Pirates a brief lead. He was replaced by pinch runner J.D. Davis after that.

But a few minutes later, Estrada crushed a first-pitch sinker from Pittsburgh reliever Wil Crowe into the left-center bleachers after Mike Yastrzemski grounded into a fielder's choice, Estrada made everyone associated with the Giants (57-57) ignore the inning's first half.

"It's nice to see Estrada come up in a big spot and hit a home run like that," San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler said following the victory.

"I think in particular, he's been so dependable for us. It's rare that he kind of gets to be the star of the game, although he's deserving often, but he just blends right in but is a winning player." Kapler added.

Estrada’s record

Estrada had 233 at-bats in three seasons with the New York Yankees and San Francisco. The 26-year-old hadn't been a regular player. With so much uncertainty at second base for the Giants entering this season, he was thrust into the starting lineup and now has 340 at-bats. The workload has not overwhelmed Estrada’s slasher. 268/.317/.421, 11 home runs, 47 RBI.

According to Baseball Reference, Estrada improves his score as the game becomes more competitive. Estrada has 36 hits in 106 at-bats (.340 average) this season when batting from the seventh through ninth innings, including going 1-for-2 on Sunday, with four homers and 14 RBI.

"In that situation, it's interesting," Kapler said. "You don't expect a home run but you probably should now. He does hit homers, he does hit homers in big spots, not that that's the expectation, but it shouldn't surprise us anymore.”

“He's come up in big spots and put the ball in the seats. So it was kind of cool to see that happen for him today and I do think it was a signal that there's a lot of fight left in that room."

Giants’ playoff chance

The Giants are still six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies for the third Wild Card spot in the National League. The Giants will have a chance to catch up in the coming weeks, with their next nine games against the Arizona Diamondbacks visiting town for a four-game series beginning, followed by a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies and a two-game series against the Detroit Tigers, all of whom are under .500.

“It’s been an up-and-down year, obviously,” left-hander pitcher Alex Wood said. “I think days like today, when you get a walk-off homer like that, you’ve got to be in the moment and let that ignite you a little bit.”

“It was really nice to get a good sweep here at home and hopefully get something going here. I think it’ll be a big next two weeks for us.”

The Giants must fight their way back into the wild-card race now that they are 9-14 since the All-Star break. If Kapler and his team do not perform well in the next 10 days, they may lose their chance.

Read Also
MLB announces 2022 Playoffs, World Series schedule
MLB has released its postseason schedule for 2022, which includes several important ...
Julio Rodriguez, Jose Ramirez to compete in 2022 Home Run Derby
Julio Rodriguez, a rookie outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, and Jose Ramirez, ...
Yankees' Clay Holmes lets Cincinnati Reds win Tuesday game
New York Yankees pitcher Clay Holmes lets opponent team Cincinnati Reds win ...
LA Dodgers sweep all 4-Game series against Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers got their 56th win in the 2022 season as ...
New York Mets retire No. 17 in honor of Keith Hernandez
The New York Mets retired their former first baseman Keith Hernandez's No. ...
Top Betting Sites
Top Betting Promos
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Review
4.9/5
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport Review
4.8/5
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport Review
4.7/5
PointsBet
PointsBet
PointsBet Review
4.7/5
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook Review
4.7/5
SI Sportsbook
SI Sportsbook Promo
BET $20 GET $200 IN FREE BETS
T&Cs apply
4.9/5
First deposit only | 21+ & located in VA | Promo code as seen| A qualifying bet is $20 or more | Min odds of +120 or more | Free Bet Tokens credited after bet is settled and expire after 7 days | Free Bet stakes not included in winnings | Please Gamble Responsibly - Gambling Problem? VA: CALL 1-888-532-3500 | Full T&C apply
DraftKings Sport
DraftKings Sport Promo
20% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
4.8/5
FanDuel Sport
FanDuel Sport Promo
No Sweat First Bet up to $3,000
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
BetMGM Sportsbook
BetMGM Sportsbook Promo
100% up to $1000
T&Cs apply
4.7/5
BetRivers.com
BetRivers.com Promo
100% up to $500
T&Cs apply
4.6/5
Posts
Show More
Betting Tips
Borussia Monchengladbach – Bayer Leverkusen
2 - 3
22/01/2023 - 10:30 am
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARK
Tip:
Match Winner: Away
2.4
Bet365
Bet Now
Borussia Dortmund – FC Augsburg
4 - 3
22/01/2023 - 8:30 am
Signal-Iduna-Park
Tip:
Both Teams Score: No
2.2
Bet365
Bet Now
FC Koln – Werder Bremen
7 - 1
21/01/2023 - 11:30 am
RheinEnergieStadion
Tip:
Match Winner: Home
2.3
Bet365
Bet Now
Get the latest updates in Sports and Casino via our Newsletter
header-hero-image
MLB Daily Picks:
Drew's DFS Picks
Our Team
Mark LewisJosh SchwartzDrew the DFS Guy
Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Editor
Josh Schwartz
Josh Schwartz
Editor
Drew the DFS Guy
Drew the DFS Guy
DFS Expert
Get the latest updates in Sports and Casino via our Newsletter

Players must be 21 years of age or older or reach the minimum age for gambling in their respective state and located in jurisdictions where online gambling is legal. Please play responsibly. Bet with your head, not over it. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, and wants help, call or visit: (a) the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey at 1-800-Gambler or www.800gambler.org; or (b) Gamblers Anonymous at 855-2-CALL-GA or www.gamblersanonymous.org.

Trading financial products carries a high risk to your capital, especially trading leverage products such as CFDs. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Between 74-89% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

This site is using Cloudflare and adheres to the Google Safe Browsing Program. We adapted Google's Privacy Guidelines to keep your data safe at all times.

sdfgfdgcsdfgfdgcwww
Move to Top
Close
Stake.us Exclusive Bonus
5% Rakeback
Promo Code
Copy
Visit Site
T&Cs apply, 21+
Payment Methods
Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dogecoin
Highlights
  • Weekly reload bonuses
  • Redeem for Crypto
  • Earn Stake Cash for logging in!
Stake Originals
Dice
Crash
Plinko
Mines
×
Your Bonus Code:
The bonus offer of was already opened in an additional window. If not, you can open it also by clicking the following link:
Visit Site