When the San Francisco Giants came to Milwaukee, everyone had the feeling that this series was going to be a good one. It did not disappoint in terms of how close the games were. It certainly disappointed as the Brewers lost game 2 of the series in extra innings and unfortunately game 3 today.
Brett Anderson faced off with Johnny Cueto. Brett Anderson was the better starting pitcher in this one as he gave up just 1 earned run over 5 innings. Cueto gave up 4 runs over 5.1 innings pitched. The bullpen for the Brewers did not fare as well.
The one run Anderson gave up came in the top of the first. With two outs in the inning, Darin Ruf hit his 13th home run of the year. Milwaukee got to Cueto in the bottom of the fourth courtesy of Omar Narvaez. With Christian Yelich on first after being walked, Narvaez took Cueto deep for his 10th homer of the season, and the Brew Crew were on top.
The Brewers put another run on the board in the bottom of the fifth. With one out in the inning, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled to right. On a pick off attempt that went awry by Cueto, JBJ scampered to second. On a ground out by Brett Anderson, Bradely Jr. went third, and he would score on a single by Kolten Wong.
The Giants pulled a run closer in the top of the sixth. Kris Bryant reached first on a throwing error by Luis Urias. Brewers’ reliever, John Curtiss, next walked the next two hitters. Bryant scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Brandon Crawford.
The Brewers answered in the bottom of the sixth. Eduardo Escobar led the inning off with a double, and he would go to third on a ground out by Rowdy Tellez. Escobar scored on a wild pitch, and the Brewers were up 4-2.
The Giants tied things up in the top of the 7th. Daniel Norris gave up a lead off walk to LaMonte Wade. As lead off walks often do, this one came back to haunt the Brewers. The very next hitter, Brandon Belt, put one over the centerfield wall.
Brandon Crawford got the top of the eighth going with a double off new Brewers’ reliever, Brad Boxberger. Crawford scored when Tommy LaStella singled to center. Unfortunately, that proved to be the coup de grace for Milwaukee as they were unable to answer.
The Brewers will look to put this loss behind them as they head to Wrigley Field to face off with the Chicago Cubs tomorrow. Freddy Peralta is scheduled to start for Milwaukee, while the Cubs don’t know who will pitch for them tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 CT. The game can be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin and heard on WTMJ 620 as well as the Brewers Radio Network.