By Matt Snyder
For the second consecutive game, Giants closer -- and known beard enthusiast -- Brian Wilson blew a save. This one had an added twist, though, because he almost did it twice. Wilson entered the game in the eighth inning and lost the Giants' 1-0 lead, but the Giants put a three-spot on the board in the top of the ninth. So it should have been smooth sailing for Wilson in the ninth. Instead, he allowed three singles and a walk while recording only one out before being pulled.
When Wilson got to the dugout, though, the real fireworks happened. He took a bat to a Gatorade cooler and the wall, and then punched the wall. It was quite a tirade. I'm not sure why he couldn't take it to the clubhouse so no one else could see it -- oh wait, yes I am -- but whatever. Here's the video, courtesy of MLB.com.
The Giants ended up winning the game anyway. Jeremy Affeldt relieved Wilson and got out of a mess. Affeldt entered with the bases loaded, one out and a two-run lead. He induced a routine grounder that was booted by Emmanuel Burriss at second base, so it was then bases loaded, one out and a one-run lead. Tigers' outfielder Brennan Boesch then hit a liner up the middle that was snared by Brandon Crawford, who then doubled Brandon Inge off second base to end the game.
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