Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/4/12
For the second consecutive game the Arizona Diamondbacks have blown a late lead to a divisional rival. Yesterday J.J. Putz had his first blown save since May and Monday he repeated that performance against the San Francisco Giants who beat the Diamondbacks 9-8 in extra innings at San Francisco. The Diamondbacks had a 8-5 lead heading into the eighth inning which is a spot they normally feel comfortable in the way David Hernandez and J.J. Putz have been pitching this year. Hernandez entered the game in the eighth in his setup role and after retiring the first two batters the Giants tallied three straight hits off Hernandez to score two runs and trim the D-backs lead to 8-7. Hector Sanchez sparked the rally for the Giants with a two out double. Shortstop Brandon Crawford then followed with a double of his own to drive in Sanchez and Brandon Belt capped off the scoring in the eighth with a pinch-hit RBI single. The wild back and fourth featured plenty of offense right from the beginnin...
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