Win: Strickland (1-1)
Loss: Fiers (5-9)
Jake Peavy once won a Cy Young, way back in 2007. He's never really gotten back to that kind of season-long performance again -- especially not this season -- but in today's start against the Brewers, Peavy looked almost like his old self.
The Brewers managed just four hits off the right-hander, who struck out three Milwaukee batters over six innings of work. Not a single Brewers hit went for extra bases.
However, Mike Fiers was almost able to match Peavy. Through six innings, the Giants had just two singles and a walk and never threatened to score. Fiers also had five strikeouts over that time. In the seventh inning, though, things fell apart. Matt Duffy led off with a single, then came all the way around to score when Hunter Pence doubled. That ended the day for Fiers, who exited with a 1-0 deficit.
Enter Will Smith, who immediately gave up a single to Brandon Belt. A sac fly then brought in a second run. A Hector Sanchez double put runners on second and third, then Ehire Adrianza singled home two runs to open the lead to 4-0. Jonathan Broxton entered to replace Smith and gave up a fifth and final run on a walk and a hit.
The Giants batted around in the seventh as Fiers gave up two runs and Smith was charged with three earned in 0.1 inning of work.
San Francisco's bullpen did the rest of the work, and despite some opportunity in the eighth the Brewers never got a run.
Up next for the Brewers is a four game series against the Cubs in Milwaukee. First pitch Thursday is set for 7:10 CT.