Last night the moment San Francisco Giants have feared sinced July 30th happened. Former San Francisco Giants closer and 2010 World Series hero, Brian Wilson, now with the Los Angeles Dodgers, pitched for the first time against his former teammates. Alex has the recap in case you missed the fun.
It was awkward. Very awkward. More awkward than that mohawk + ponytail beard combo thing he has going on.
Aug 31, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brian Wilson (00) throws to first in the eighth inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Personally, my stomach churned because I didn’t know what Wilson was going to do. Was he going to quickly get two outs, load the bases, go the a full count and then end the game like he did so many times to help San Francisco get a win, only this time for the Dodgers? Or was he going to give Giants fans something to cheer about instead, blowing a game in extra innings to allow the Giants to win? Unfortunately for Giants fans, the scenario was a bit closer to the first option. Brian Wilson didn’t allow a run in the tied ballgame. The Dodgers scored in the bottom of the 10th, giving not only the Dodgers a walk-off win over the Giants at home, but an actual W for Brian Wilson over his former team. It really couldn’t have been a worse night to be a Giants fan.
Wilson 1, Giants 0
However, there was some entertainment of if you were on Twitter last night. Fans reacted. A lot. Beat writers reacted too, especially after he blew the San Francisco crowd off yesterday. So, relive some of the misery of last night with us and browse through some of the Twitter reactions we put together.
We’ll start with the best one I saw:
No. No, you are not.
Putting it mildly.
What was your reaction last night?