SAN FRANCISCO -- Sergio Romo appreciated the immediate chance for redemption that he received Monday night.
Entering the game after Atlanta's Freddie Freeman hit a ninth-inning, leadoff homer off Javier Lopez, Romo retired the next three Braves to earn his 13th save. It came one day after Romo surrendered Hanley Ramirez's two-run, ninth-inning homer at Los Angeles that tied the score and dealt the Giants closer his first blown save of the season after 12 conversions.
"For me, it's easier to forget by getting a chance right away," Romo said Tuesday. "What better game to get back in and get the job done, when Timmy [Lincecum] pitched the way he did, [Tyler] Colvin had the game that he had [homer, triple, three RBIs] and defensively we made plays? Everybody found a way to contribute, one way or another. There was no better game to get back on the horse."
One ominous fact remains: Romo already has allowed three homers, compared with five all last season. Arizona's Miguel Montero went deep off Romo on Opening Night, March 31, and Colorado's Justin Morneau homered off the right-hander on April 23.