Madison Bumgarner (7-6, 3.00) vs. Derek Lowe (16-12, 4.00).
COMMENTS: Is there any baseball fan outside of Atlanta or San Francisco who doesn't feel bad for journeyman Brooks Conrad? "I wish I could just dig a hole and sleep in it," Conrad said after his tripartite-error performance yesterday, and while Atlanta fans may be readying their shovels, the rest of us can only marvel at how baseball showcases failure like no other sport.
Fail seven times out of ten and make the Hall of Fame goes the saying, but Conrad's failure is more about the very relateable feeling of messing up on the biggest stage and having nowhere to hide. Credit to him for talking to the media afterward. And credit to the Braves if they can put this setback behind them and take this series back to San Francisco.