Monday, July 5, 2010

Brewers play like Giants, lose game

The Giants found a squad to beat in Milwaukee. It took until the 7th inning, and it took a spot of good luck, but the lads put together a rally to break the 1-1 tie and win the game. Hits by Buster Posey and Travis Ishikawa opened the inning, and Edgar Renteria botched a bunt for the first out, but Andres Torres walked. Freddy Sanchez then hit a double play ball right at Alcides Escobar but the young shortstop booted it--everyone was safe and a run scored. Aubrey Huff got his third hit of the day, driving in two with a single. The Giants smelled a win. Pat Burrell's fly ball moved FSanchez to third and he scored on a wild pitch. It was 5-1 when all was said and done. Buster added a nice opposite-field solo shot in the 8th to make it 6-1, and that's how it ended. The Giants caught a break with the blown DP, but to their credit, they took advantage of it. Jonathan Sanchez wasn't sharp (6 walks), but he didn't crumble either, and pitched out of a few sticky spots to keep the game close. It feels good to think that it's the other guys who are rueing missed opportunities for a change. The Brewers wasted a good start from David Bush (Game Score 61), couldn't get a big hit (0-12 w/ RISP), and made a crucial error. Giants fans know that sort of ball doesn't win you many games.

MadBum tomorrow!


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