Late Night LaMonte’s parents go crazy on walk-off hit originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
LaMonte Wade Jr. didn’t hit a homer over his mom’s head, but his walk-off hit in the Giants’ 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night still produced a memorable moments for his parents.
LaMonte Sr. and Emily Wade were in attendance at Oracle Park and had a great view of their son’s clutch hit in the ninth inning.
KRON4News’ Jason Dumas captured this video of Emily and LaMonte Sr. celebrating.
Wade Jr. certainly is earning the Late Night LaMonte nickname. Per Stats, he now has six game-tying or go-ahead hits in the ninth inning this season.
Tonight was LaMonte Wade Jr.’s 6th game-tying or go-ahead hit in the 9th inning this season for the @SFGiants.
That’s the most by any MLB player in a season in the last 40 years.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) October 1, 2021
With three games remaining in the regular season, Wade Jr. is hitting .571 in the ninth inning or later, per MLB.com’s Sarah Langs.
LaMonte Wade Jr is hitting .571 in the 9th inning or later this season
That would be tied for the highest BA in the 9th inning or later in a single season since at least 1974 (min 25 PA), with 1987 Jerry Mumphrey https://t.co/QhnPqkODx3
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 1, 2021
Wade Jr.’s latest heroics gave the Giants their 105th win of the season and allowed them to preserve a two-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West with three games to go.
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Wade Jr. has been a huge part of a Giants team that has a very good chance to break the all-time franchise record for wins (106 by the 1904 New York Giants) this weekend.
But more than the wins, Wade Jr. has given his parents plenty of reasons to celebrate this season.
Source: Yahoo Sports