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Brewers 1, Giants 3: Swept away in a Panik

A Joe Panik home run solidified the Giants sweep of the Brewers in Miller Park.

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Win: Ryan Vogelsong (4-2)
Lose: Mike Fiers (1-5)
Save: Santiago Casilla (13)

HR: Joe Panik (3)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

The Brewers were really good at the beginning of last year, and they showed that by sweeping the defending World Series champion Red Sox. The Brewers have been really bad this year, and showed that be being swept by the defending World Series champion Giants.

At first, it looked like the Brewers might have a shot to escape with one win. A Khris Davis lead-off triple in the fourth was negated when he was thrown out at home on an Adam Lind fielders choice. However, an Aramis Ramirez single moved Lind up, then Lind scored on an Elian Herrera single to take a 1-0 lead.

Meanwhile, on short rest, Mike Fiers had gotten in trouble a couple times but made it through four innings unscathed. That changed in the fifth when Norichika Aoki left off with a single and Joe Panik homered to take a 2-1 lead. As it turns out, that would be all the Giants needed, though they got an extra run in the eighth just in case.

The Brewers managed just six hits on the day, with two of those being Khris Davis triples. Coming into today, Davis had just two triples in his career. Adam Lind, Carlos Gomez, Elian Herrera and Aramis Ramirez had the only other Milwaukee hits. No Brewers batter drew a walk.

After a day off tomorrow, the Brewers take on the Diamondbacks in Miller Park. This will be the last series before Jonathan Lucroy comes back, so we have that to look forward to, at least.