We’re only two games into the 2016 postseason but we already have two memorable three-run home runs. Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit the first on Tuesday night, a walk-off three-run shot against Ubaldo Jimenez to send the Jays to the ALDS against the Rangers.
Giants third baseman Conor Gillaspie laid claim to the second, breaking a scoreless tie with a three-run home run off of Mets closer Jeurys Familia in the top of the ninth inning at Citi Field. Familia threw a 1-1, belt-high sinker that Gillaspie did not miss.
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As Daryl Van Schouwen reports, Giants starter Bumgarner said to Gillaspie in the dugout after the homer, “Conor, appreciate the hell out of that.”