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Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:34 am
Edited on: July 2, 2011 1:33 am
 
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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Category: MLB
Comments

Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: July 2, 2011 1:00 am
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

peralta lolol i know CBS Yell



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: July 2, 2011 12:52 am
 

Wilson blows save, erupts in dugout

Can someone please tell me why Jhonny Peralta was playing for the Giants tonight against the Tigers? Or was that just some poor fact checking.



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