August 24, 2012 at 1:17 am by David Lee under Atlanta Braves
Game MVP: Barry Zito, 66 game score
Least Valuable Giant: Jeremy Affeldt
Most Valuable Brave: Dan Uggla, .107
Least Valuable Brave: Tommy Hanson, 32 game score
2nd – (ATL) Dan Uggla out at home on Hanson fielder’s choice, -.112
3rd – (SF) Pablo Sandoval RBI single for 1-0 Giants lead, .144
A combination of inefficiency, bad defense and bad luck resulted in a poor outing for Tommy Hanson. He allowed five runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings, walking three and striking out four. Hanson didn’t have much command and left the ball over the plate on more than one occasion, but he was also dealt bad luck with a .412 BABIP and poor defense in a four-run fifth that knocked him out.
Aside from Hanson and the team defense, the rest of the game was just as ugly. Dan Uggla managed to get on base three times, so he was the WPA leader, but ran into two outs on stupid baserunning mistakes. The Braves turned Barry Zito into Cy Young until he ran out of gas in the ninth after 100 pitches. They scored two runs in the ninth and had the tying run at the plate more than once, but they fell flat.