May 8, 1999 Giants 6, Brewers 4
Through Sunday the Giants were ninth in the National League in runs scored from the seventh inning on (44) and 12th in bullpen ERA (4.69), a mix that should bury a team that falls behind early. Yet a three-run, sixth-inning ambush of the Brewers last Saturday was San Francisco's 10th comeback win of 1999. Indeed, late-game heroics had produced more than half of the Giants' 19 wins.
San Francisco starter Kirk Rueter gave up four runs in the first but allowed just one hit in his next five innings. He then handed off to the Giants' feast-or-famine relief corps: In the 10 comebacks the bullpen has an ERA of 2.61; in all other games, 5.47. On Saturday four relievers threw three shutout innings, giving the Barry Bonds-less lineup time to claw back.