Jonathan Sanchez hates the Padres so much he smoked a triple and scored the Giants first run of the game. He pitched 5 shutout innings and got the win on the last day of the season to propel the Giants into the playoffs as the NL West champions and send the Padres home.
Their miracle season got them the same playoff result as finishing in last place all those years!
It couldn't be sweeter for the Giants to clinch against the Padres since the Giants single-handedly kept the Padres in the playoff hunt until the last day. If the Giants had even gone .500 against the Padres this season then they would have won the division by 5 games.
Anyway, it's a great feeling. Even the last two games the Giants lost have been exciting. This team has kept it close all season long. They didn't disappoint. Now it's playoff time.
So Giants fans get out your champagne, your beer, or whatever your poison is. Kick back and celebrate the Giants first postseason since 2003!
Something to ponder for the next few days:
Giants record Vs. the NL playoff teams: