The San Francisco Giants season has not started out the way anyone expected, with the team currently sitting with an 8-14 record and last place in the NL West. Looking for something to spark the team and the fan base, the Giants called up top prospect Christian Arroyo from AAA. Arroyo was immediately inserted into the starting lineup in the series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, and connected on his first career home run, which was ironically off of former Giants pitcher Sergio Romo in the bottom of the seventh inning. You can listen to Dave Flemming’s call of the moment below.
Michael Morse was another heartfelt story coming out of this week’s series against the Dodgers. Morse was of course a major contributor to the Giants’ championship run in 2014, including having one of the most iconic home runs in Giants history, tying Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cardinals before Travis Ishikawa walked the game off in the ninth. Morse signed to a minor league contract in the offseason, and was called up just before the game Wednesday night. Morse was inserted into the lineup as a pinch-hitter in the all too familiar bottom of the eighth inning, and once again delivered an unforgettable moment, driving a solo home run into left-center field to tie the game. Duane Kuiper had the call on KNBR 680.