PHILADELPHIA -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy wanted closer Brian Wilson and setup man Sergio Romo to pitch Thursday night to knock the rust off their valuable right arms.
Bochy got his wish, though he and the Giants had to endure some ninth-inning dramatics in their 5-2 victory over Philadelphia.Wilson and Romo had been idle since Saturday's 3-2, 11-inning victory over San Diego, which happened to be the last game the Giants won before Thursday.
Romo relieved Jonathan Sanchez, who allowed Shane Victorino's leadoff single and fell behind Placido Polanco 2-0 to begin the ninth with the Giants leading, 5-0. Polanco flied out before Chase Utley singled. Romo struck out Jayson Werth after falling behind on the count 3-1, but surrendered Mike Sweeney's two-run double on a 1-2 pitch. In came Wilson, who made his previous two appearances in non-save situations. He retired Raul Ibanez on five pitches to record his 34th save, second-most in the National League.