Win: Ryan Vogelsong (7-8)
Loss: Yovani Gallardo (6-6)
HR: Khris Davis (18), Carlos Gomez (17), Pablo Sandoval (14)
Unfortunately, Ron Roenicke's 600th game at the helm of the Brewers was not one of the team's better efforts.
The Brewers saw a deficit early on when Yovani Gallardo gave up four singles in the first six batters of the game, allowing three runs to score before escaping the inning with a bases loaded groundout. A Carlos Gomez home run in the bottom half of the inning cut the lead to two. The Giants weren't done with Gallardo yet, though, pinning him with another run in the fourth.
Gallardo was pulled after striking out Gregor Blanco to end that frame. His final line: Four innings pitched, nine hits, four walks, four earned runs, four strikeouts. Gallardo threw 90 pitches over that span. He also left the bases loaded in the third inning but managed to not give up any runs.
With Gallardo out, Marco Estrada came on and pitched three very good innings. San Francisco managed just one hit while striking out three times against him.
That gave the Brewers a chance to get back in the game. Rickie Weeks and Carlos Gomez led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a single apiece before Khris Davis lined out, advancing Rickie Weeks to third. A Ryan Braun grounder to short saw Weeks break for home, but Brandon Crawford was able to get a throw to Buster Posey in time to catch weeks. The very next batter, Aramis Ramirez, singled to left to bring in two runs and cut the lead to 4-3.
Just as soon as the offense showed some life, the bullpen died. Brandon Kintzler, who has had his share of struggles this year, gave up three singles to lead off the eighth. That brought in one run for the Giants. A couple batters later, Pablo Sandoval homered to make the score 7-3. The Brewers got one more run in the ninth on a Khris Davis homer, but by then it was too little too late.
On the plus side for the Brewers, Carlos Gomez is starting to get hot again. After a nice day at the plate Tuesday, he went 2-5 today with the home run, a stolen base, and two runs scored. He also struck out twice. Jean Segura also had a great day with three hits while Scooter Gennett and Aramis Ramirez each picked up a pair of singles.
The Brewers and Giants will play an early game tomorrow with first pitch scheduled for 1:10 CT.