Hunter Pence Strikes it Rich in San Francisco – by Brad Mangin

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after driving in the winning run with a base hit in the bottom of the 9th inning to beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 at AT&T Park on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

San Francisco Bay Area sports photographer Brad Mangin shares photos of player Hunter Pence during the last days of the San Francisco Giants baseball season.

Yesterday afternoon marked the end of a very disappointing season for the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants. They finished the season 76-86 in a third place tie with the San Diego Padres. They have been out of the race for several months, but none of that seemed to matter to a packed house of orange and black-clad fans who cheered on their ball club like it was the 7th game of the World Series.

When Hunter Pence came to the plate in the bottom of the 9th inning the crowd came to their feet. The game was tied 6-6 and the bases were loaded with nobody out. The Padres were playing with just two outfielders. The count went full. Pence then jumped on a high fastball from Padres closer Huston Street and launched a game-winning single to center field sending the fans into a frenzy like the Giants had just won the World Series. As the team celebrated on the field they did not seem like a club that finished 16 games behind the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. They looked like a team playing with some momentum into next season.

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Hunter Pence

Instagram of Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants warming up in the on deck circle during the game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the San Diego Padres during the game at AT&T Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants bats against the San Diego Padres during the game at AT&T Park on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Brad Mangin)

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