Thursday, May 26, 2022

SF Giants’ Gaussman steps up, bullpen stumbles in loss to Braves

ATLANTA — During the second half of the season, the Giants are keeping hope that starter Kevin Gossman will regain the Cy Young-caliber form that helped them build their first All-Star team this year.

Gossman wasn’t back to his old self early Friday in Atlanta, but his two-ball six against the first-placed Braves club marked a major step forward for one of the Giants’ most important weapons.

That move came one night when the Giants’ bullpen stumbled.

Left-hander Tony Watson and right-hander Jack Littel combined to give away four runs in the bottom of the seventh as George Soler’s three-run home run helped the Braves break the San Francisco winning streak to four games. led to a 6-5 defeat. .

The Braves took a 6–4 lead as they entered the ninth, but Wilmer Flores brought the Giants within a run as he sent a 3–1 offer from Will Smith’s close into the left field bleachers. With two outs, Tommy La Stella lines up a deep flyball in right field, but Braves outfielder Jock Pedersen made a sensational jump against the wall to rob the Giants’ extra baseman and end the game.

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