Giants vs. Braves: Live Coverage

The Giants Lead the Series 2-1

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Jonathon Sanchez will take the mound for the Giants as they try to bounce back from Friday's extra-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves.

    TOP 1ST SUMMARY:

    The Giants threatened early against Tim Hudson. Andres Torres lead off the game with a single and Freddy Sanchez reached on an error by Braves second baseman Brooks Conrad. Aubrey Huff struck out. Torres was thrown out in a double steal trying to advance to third. Freddy Sanchez advanced to second on the play. Hudson then walked back-to-back hitters to load the bases, but Juan Uribe grounded into a fielder's choice to end the inning.

    Score: Giants 0  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 1ST SUMMARY:

    Jonathon Sanchez retired the first two Braves hitters, but walked Derek Lee. Sanchez struck out Brian McCann looking to end the inning.

    Score: Giants 0  Braves 0

    TOP 2ND SUMMARY:

    Mike Fontenot lead off the inning with a triple off the right field wall. Jason Heyward was shaken up on the play after running into the wall trying to make the play, but stayed in the game. Cody Ross popped-up to shallow right field, but Brooks Conrad couldn't make the play. Fontenot came in to score on the error. Jonathon Sanchez tried to move Ross to second, but popped up the bunt to Tim Hudson. With Ross running on the play, Andres Torres grounded out to second. Ross was safe at second on the play. Freddy Sanchez walked. Aubrey Huff hit a sharp ground ball to first, but Derek Lee made the play.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 2ND SUMMARY:

    The Braves went down in order.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 3RD SUMMARY:

    Buster Posey lead off the inning with an infield single to short. Hudson battled back to strike out Pat Burrell and Juan Uribe grounded into the inning-ending double play.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 3RD SUMMARY:

    Jonathon Sanchez with a one, two, three inning. He has allowed only one base runner through three complete innings.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 4TH SUMMARY:

    Mike Fontenot grounded out to first. Braves shortstop Alex Gonzalez made a nice play up the middle to rob Cody Ross of a basehit. Hudson struck out Jonathon Sanchez to end the inning. The Giants went down in order.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 4TH SUMMARY:

    Jonathon Sanchez retired the Braves in order.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 5TH SUMMARY:

    The Giants went down in order.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 5TH SUMMARY:

    Another smooth inning for Jonathon Sanchez. The Braves were retired one, two, three.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 6TH SUMMARY:

    Buster Posey lead off with a basehit to left field. Pat Burrell and Juan Uribe both flied out and Mike Fontenot grounded out to first to end the inning.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 6TH SUMMARY:

    Tim Hudson got the first hit for the Braves off Jonathon Sanchez with one out in the inning. Sanchez struck out the next two batters to end the inning. Hudson was stranded at first.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 7TH SUMMARY:

    Andres Torres walked with two outs. Torres stole second, but Freddy Sanchez struck out to end the inning.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 7TH SUMMARY:

    Jonathon Sanchez with a one, two, three inning. Sanchez has 11 strikeouts through seven innings.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    TOP 8TH SUMMARY:

    Jonny Venters in to pitch for Atlanta. Aubrey Huff singled to lead off the inning. Buster Posey struck out, followed by a single to left field by Nate Schierholtz. Juan Uribe and Mike Fontenot both struck out swinging to end the threat.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 0

    BOTTOM 8TH SUMMARY:

    Alex Gonzalez lead off the inning with a single. Brooks Conrad tried to advance Gonzalez to second, but popped-up the bunt attempt. Sergio Romo came in to relieve Jonathon Sanchez.

    Sanchez went 7.1 innings, allowed two hits, one walk, and struck out eleven hitters on the day.  

    Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske hit one deep down the right field line for a two-run homerun. Romo retired the next two batters.

    Score: Giants 1  Braves 2

    TOP 9TH SUMMARY:

    Pinch-hitter Travis Ishikawa walked with one out. Andres Torres struck out looking. Freddy Sanchez kept the inning alive with a single up the middle. Aubrey Huff singled to right off Braves reliever Mike Dunn. Travis Ishikawa came in to score to tie the game at two. Buster Posey hit a one-hopper to Brooks Conrad. The ball bounced in between Conrad's legs and in to right field. Freddy Sanchez came in to score the go-ahead run on the play. Nate Schierholtz struck out swinging to end the inning.

    Score: Giants 3  Braves 2

    BOTTOM 9TH SUMMARY:

    Brian Wilson in to pitch for the Giants. Brian McCann reached on an infield single with two outs. Nate McLouth grounded out to second to end the game.

    FINAL SCORE: Giants 3  Braves 2

    The Giants now lead the series 2-1. Game four is tomorrow at 5:37p.m. at Turner Field. Game five, if necessary, is scheduled for Wednesday in San Francisco at 6:37p.m.