“I didn’t have any problem,” Chapman said of being summoned in the eighth inning with the tying and go-ahead runs on base and allowing a two-run triple to
“I told (manager
Chapman expressed his hesitancy to be used in a save situation before the ninth inning after blowing a save against the
But prior to the start of the
Chapman had pitched more than one inning four times during the regular season, but only once since July 28. The last time occurred on Sept. 4, when he pitched two innings of scoreless relief in an extra inning game against San Francisco.
In this case, Maddon didn't want to use Chapman for six outs. But Travis Wood allowed a hit to
This time, the Giants solved Chapman quickly. After
Chapman was pulled after issuing a walk to
"I'm OK," Chapman said. "This wasn't my night. And I'm ready for tomorrow, and tomorrow will be a different day."
Despite using every reliever but Carl Edwards Jr. in the 13-inning loss, Maddon believes every member of his bullpen will be ready except