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Shawn Estes from the Chronology
Aug 13, 2004 - Starting pitcher Jon Rauch of the Expos homers off Houston's Roger Clemens (Shawn Estes is the only other pitcher to do so) but leaves with a bad back and a 4-0 lead. The Astros tie it up and then score a run in the 12th on a homer by Morgan Ensberg. Alex Gonzalez matches that in the bottom of the frame and Terrmel Sledge drives in the winner with a single as the Expos win 6-5.
Jun 14, 2002 - It is a day for Shawns as Shawn Estes of the Mets becomes the 10th pitcher since the introduction of the DH in 1973 to hit a homer off an A.L. pitcher when he hits a 2-run HR off Roger Clemens of the Yankees. All 10 post-DH pitcher homers off A.L. pitching have come during interleague play. Estes throws 7 innings and strikes out 11 in the 8-0 win. He also gets a warning in the 3rd when Clemens makes his first batting appearance against the Mets since drilling Piazza 2 years ago. Estes throws his first pitch behind Clemens. Piazza answers in his own way homering off Roger in the 5th his 4th homer in 15 at bats against the Rocket. Rogers leaves in the 6th after hurting his foot sliding into 2B on a double.
Dec 16, 2001 - The busy Mets make another deal‚ obtaining P Shawn Estes from the Giants in exchange for OF Tsuyoshi Shinjo and now expendable infielder Desi Relaford. They also sign free agent P Pedro Astacio‚ suffering from a torn labrum‚ to a one year contract worth $5 million.
Apr 22, 2001 - Eric Davis of the San Francisco Giants hits the third pinch-hit homer of his career a 3-run shot off Milwaukee Brewer pitcher Jeff D'Amico in the fifth inning. His last pinch homer was in 1989 off Rich Gossage (then with the Giants). D'Amico follows the blast with 2 walks then reliever Will Cunnane adds 2 more walks and a HBP good for 2 runs. Shawn Estes wins 6-4. Jamie Quirk went the longest between pinch dingers at 5486 days or approximately 15 years
May 24, 2000 - The Giants defeat the Expos 18-0 as pitcher Shawn Estes hits one grand slam and narrowly misses another as he collects 5 RBIs. The game is the Giants largest shutout win in modern times breaking their previous record 16-0 set on July 3 1949 against the Dodgers; the previous SF record was 14-0 against the Reds on August 23 1961. Their all-time record is a 24-0 win against the Buffalo Bisons on May 27 1885. On the other side the game was also the worst shutout loss in Expos history breaking the record of 16-0 set against the Cardinals on August 11 1980.
Jul 27, 1997 - In the first of 2 Giants pinch runner Shawn Estes scores in the 13th on a wild pitch and the Giants win 6-5. In the nitecap Kevin Young hits his 2nd two-run homer of the game in the 9th as the Bucs score 5 then they hold on as the Giants hit 3 homers and score 6 runs. Pittsburgh wins 10-7 as the two teams combine for a record-tying 5 homers in the 9th.
Jul 4, 1997 - Giants' P Shawn Estes holds the Rockies to 1 hit in 8 2/3 innings as SF shuts out Colorado 4-0. Quinton McCracken's single is Colorado's only hit as Estes fans 11 and walks only 2. Rod Beck comes in to record the last out.