Things were looking good at for the San Francisco Giants heading into the bottom of the ninth Monday against the Atlanta Braves; they had a two run lead and the major league leader is saves on the mound in Brian Wilson, looking to add another notch on his belt. But the Braves had another thing in mind, stunning the Giants with a three run rally against Wilson, walking off with a win by the score of 5-4.
Wilson (L 6-4) came in with a 4-2 lead, then proceeded to give up an infield single to J Costanza to start the rally, followed by a walk to Eric Hinske. Michael Bourn would sacrifice the runners over for M Prado, who singled in a run to make it 4-3. Wilson then walked Brian McCann to load the bases, but strike out Dan Uggla for the second out. But after working the count full to Freddie Freeman, he hit a liner up the middle to plate two more runs, and hand Wilson his fifth blown save of the season. It was Wilson's first appearance since his lower back started acting up, which may have played a part in his rough outing.
Giants starter Madison Bumgarner will take a no decision for his seven innings pitched after allowing only two runs on eight hits, along with two walks and five strikeouts.
The Giants got some early offense with two sacrifice flies in the fourth, followed by a couple of deep flies from Nate Schierholtz and Mike Fontenot in the sixth and eighth respectfully. Fontenot would enter the game in the top of the second after Pablo Sandoval fouled a ball off of his foot in the first. Pablo completed his at bat and reached on an error, but would come out of the game after that. X-rays were negative and isn't considered to be too serious an injury at this point.
With the loss the Giants move to 66-56 on the year. Full box score can be found here.
The Giants will send out Jonathan Sanchez (4-7 4.29 ERA) on Tuesday to take on Randall Delgado (0-1 6.75 ERA) for the Braves. First pitch is set for 4:00 pm PT with coverage on CSN Bay Area and KNBR 680 AM.