Donovan Hand continued his tendency towards giving up home runs and the offense ran into the buzz saw that was Tim Lincecum this afternoon in San Francisco.
The Brewers managed just one hit against Timmy, who left the game after eight innings. Donovan Hand struggled in the bottom of the first, giving up a three-run home run to Brandon Belt. He settled down afterwards, but the damage was done. Hand left the game after five innings, having given up four runs on seven hits, with four walks and four strikeouts.
Khris Davis pinch hit in the ninth and led off with a double. This led to a revolving door of Giants pitchers in the ninth, where we saw three pitchers in the span of five pitchers. It ended with Sergio Romo in a non-save situation giving up a single to Jean Segura, scoring Davis to end the shut out. That small glimmer of offense was promptly ended by Lucroy and Gomez strikeouts to end the game.
You'll notice that lone at-bat made Davis the WPA MVP for the game. That's how bad things were.
Carlos Gomez added two more catches to his Gold Glove resume, one an over the shoulder and one a tumbling catch.
While you have to understand that the Brewers have a lot of Thursday travel days, it turns out they're fairly awful on Thursdays. According to today's game thread, they haven't won on Thursday since April 18th. They are 1-10 on Thursdays this season, according to Adam McCalvy.
After the game the team announced they have put Rickie Weeks on the 15 day DL and recalled Scooter Gennett