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Brewers (30-35) @ Giants (40-26): Game Thread #66

Can the Brewers avoid the sweep today? Or will the Giants complete it? Jimmy Nelson will have something to say about both possibilities today.

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With a sweep on the line, the Brewers and Jimmy Nelson to the mount today to try and get one win against the Giants. They face a familiar foe today in Johnny Cueto, who the Brewers have faced many times, mostly during his years with the Reds. It's a "Sunday lineup" today, with many bench players getting starts.

Today's Lineups

Jonathan Villar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF
Scooter Gennett - 2B Joe Panik - 2B
Jonathan Lucroy - 1B Brandon Crawford - SS
Kirk Nieuwenhuis - CF Buster Posey - C
Hernan Perez - 3B Matt Duffy - 3B
Ramon Flores - RF Angel Pagan - LF
Martin Maldonado - C Jarrett Parker - RF
Alex Presley - LF Conor Gillaspie - 1B
Jimmy Nelson - RHP Johnny Cueto - RHP

Continuing in our story, here is part 3:


After a short discussion, you decide that waiting at the home plate lines is too long and start heading towards the left field gate. However, you don't have to walk too far before finding another entrance to the park, this one reserved for people holding tickets on the club level. With a shorter line moving at a faster pace, you manage to make it through the line relatively quickly, up to the third level, and get to your seats just as the first pitch is being thrown.

However, it's not the start to the game you were hoping for. With Matt Garza getting the start against the Giants, you watch in horror as the two of the first three batters reach base on singles, and then they are driven in with an RBI double to make the score 2-0. It doesn't get better as the next two batters reach on a walk and a single. With the bases loaded, a ground ball directly to Scooter Gennett at second base should set up an easy double play, but instead the ball sails past Jonathan Villar covering second base, ends up in left field, and two more runs score as the Brewers try to recover. At the end of the top of the first, the Brewers are already down 4-0.

After that terrible inning, a couple of your friends decide it's going to be a long game and want to get some beer right away. Will you also head to a concession stand and get something to drink?


Will you get something to drink now?

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