In the eighth inning on Friday night, the Braves' offense mounted a threat serious enough to force a premature entrance from Giants closer Brian Wilson. Wilson couldn't kill their rally, and the Braves have found a way to tie the game at 4 apiece.
For the second time of the game, Derrek Lee led off an inning with a single. Brian McCann followed up with a single of his own to push Lee to third, marking the first time in the series that a Braves runner has stood on third base.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was then compelled to yank Sergio Romo in favor of his closer, Brian Wilson -- a bit of a risky move, considering he was asking a closer to pitch two innings. Melky Cabrera welcomed him to the game with an infield dribbler. He was called safe when the throw drew Aubrey Huff off first base, and Lee scampered in for the score.
And then, Alex Gonzalez -- who recently has been woefully ineffective at the plate -- smacked a bases-clearing double, and suddenly the Braves had tied the game.
With the Braves finding success against the Giants' bullpen tonight, and with Wilson pitching his second game, the remainder of this game promises to be especially interesting.