Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants: Game 2 Live Blog
Game Two between the San Francisco Giants and the Atlanta Braves is set to begin in less than an hour. The Giants are coming off of a big win last night in Game One, led by a dominant Tim Lincecum. The two-time Cy Young Award winner struck out 14 Braves hitters to give the Giants a 1-0 victory. Tonight, the Giants send Matt Cain to the mound. He'll face another great young pitcher, Tommy Hanson. In case you haven't seen it, here are the starting lineups for tonight:
If you'd like to do some reading prior to or during the game, check out this piece I wrote earlier today. I take a look at the possibility of the Giants trading for Milwaukee Brewer first baseman Prince Fielder this winter.
Great 5-4 win for the Braves, while the Giants have to be crushed after giving up the lead. They were six outs away with a three-run lead, with Brian Wilson coming into the game. A nice performance by Matt Cain was wasted.
Ramon Ramirez takes the loss, while Kyle Farnsworth comes away with the win. Game Three will be in Atlanta on Sunday. Jonathan Sanchez will take the mound for the Giants. He'll oppose Tim Hudson for the Braves.
The Braves mount a great comeback to win Game Two. After being down 4-0 after five innings, they rallied to split the first two games in San Francisco.
Ross flies out to shallow left field. Alex Gonzalez makes the catch to end the game.
Cody Ross steps in as the Giants last hope for the night.
Travis Ishikawa is in to pinch hit. He sends the first pitch to Heyward in right field. Two outs.
Uribe sends a hit back up the middle to get a runner on first.
Juan Uribe is up next.
Schierholtz hits a deep fly ball to center, but Ankiel makes the catch for the first out of the inning.
Diory Hernandez is in at third base for Troy Glaus. Nate Schierholtz is up to lead off the inning against Farnsworth.
Heading to the bottom of the 11th., the Braves are up 5-4.
Okay, how many times must TBS show the home run replay? Yeah, Ankiel crushed it, we all get it. Ramirez gets Infante to strike out to end the inning.
Glaus grounds out to Uribe at third base for the second out.
Ankiel hits a deep fly ball into right field. The stadium wasn't big enough to hold it, as it lands in McCovey Cove to give the Braves a 5-4 lead.
Rick Ankiel is up next with Troy Glaus on deck.
Gonzalez hits a one-hopper to Renteria at short. He spins, makes the throw to first, and Gonzalez is retired. One out.
Alex Gonzalez is leading off for the Braves. Ramirez is on for his second inning of work. Edgar Renteria stays in the game at short and Juan Uribe has moved to third base.
Posey hits a chopper to third base. Glaus went to second for one out, and the relay was turned to first base to complete the double play. Derrek Lee runs off the field after a big fist pump. Great defensive play by the Braves to send the game to the 11th inning.
Posey takes a big cut and misses the first pitch for strike one.
Farnsworth misses on a full count to Huff and loads the bases. There's still only one out in the inning and Buster Posey is heading to the plate.
Huff is up with the chance to be the hero, still looking for his first hit tonight.
Sanchez is going to stay in the game. Runners are now on first and second with just one out.
Sanchez is hit by a pitch on his right hand. Sanchez is in severe pain as he yanks off his batting glove.
Farnsworth is ready and he'll face Sanchez.
Kyle Farnsworth is coming on for the Braves.
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