Closer Brian Wilson blew his second straight save chance for the Giants and he did not take it well. After giving up four hits and a walk against the seven batters he faced in Detroit Friday night, manager Bruce Bochy pulled him. Wilson reacted by busting up a Gatorade cooler like he were Carlos Zambrano or Carlos Perez. Check out the Brian Wilson meltdown video:
If there are any redeeming aspects of the meltdown, it’s that Wilson stuck to inanimate objects rather than his teammates, unlike Carlos Zambrano. It was also quite sweet of him to set the cooler back up after he was done busting it up.
You may have noticed that Wilson punched a cooler on the wall at one point. That’s an easy ticket to a hand injury, but that wasn’t the case, he says. “It’s fine. Ask the wall,” Wilson reportedly said about his hand after the game.
Then when asked if it would be difficult to watch highlights of him busting up the cooler, he gave a typical Brian Wilson response. “Why? … I mean, I squared [the cooler] up.”
Classic Brian Wilson. Maybe next time he should stick to lip syncing music videos in order to land on YouTube rather than meltdowns. And by the way, Jeremy Affeldt closed it out to preserve the win.Google+