Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE
With that, the Brewers pitching rotation may be all but set. After a very nice Wily Peralta spot yesterday, Chris Narveson may have locked up a spot in the rotation with a six inning, one hit, and four strikeout performance against the Giants. Peralta and Narveson have certainly shown themselves to be more effective than Mark Rogers thus far, and there isn't much other competition remaining in camp.
Other than that, there isn't a whole lot to say about this game. I mean, what would you expect out of a 0-0 tie? The offense certainly wasn't a juggernaut today, as each team collected five hits. For the Brewers, those hits came from Carlos Gomez, Martin Maldonado (in his return to the team), Blake Davis, Caleb Gindl (a double), and Anderson De La Rosa. Gomez, Aramis Ramirez, Sean Halton and Narveson all struck out twice. Milwaukee never really threatened to score.
On the flip side, the Brewers pitching was really good! A real shocker, considering the result! John Axford and Michael Olmsted each gave up a hit in the innings they pitched and Brandon Kintzler struck out a batter in his inning. Josh Stinson didn't give up a run, but had his struggles. The Giants collected two hits and two walks against him in the tenth inning, but failed to score. Stinson can thank Yadiel Rivera for that. With the bases loaded and no outs, Rivera started a double-play by catching the lead runner at home to keep San Francisco off the board. After his second walk, Stinson struck out Juan Ciriaco to end the game.
The Brewers play the White Sox tomorrow.