The Giants did not put on a hitting clinic in Milwaukee for game two of the series against the Brewers. Not like they did in the first game.
But a pitching clinic? Well, that’s a different story.
Johnny Cueto was a beast on the mound in his Giants’ debut. He went a full seven innings, hurled 96 pitches at 26 opposing hitters and allowed six hits and one run. Nobody got a free pass, though, Cueto didn’t issue any walks and he struck out four.
Sergio Romo pitched the eighth, faced three hitters, threw 11 pitches—seven were strikes—and enjoyed a three-up, three-down inning. Santiago Casilla pitched to the final three Brewers: one flied out and two struck out.
The Brewers came close to pulling ahead in the third–a quick throw from Brandon Crawford to Buster Posey, who caught the ball at home and with an incredible move, tagged the runner out–stopped the run from scoring.
The Giants scored two runs—Crawford, the Giants home run leader last season, hit his first home run for the year—a solo shot in the third that put the Giants on the board and tied the score. In the fourth Joe Panik singled on a line drive to left and scored when Matt Duffy ground into a force out. The final score was:
Giants 2, Brewers 1
Tune in early tomorrow when the Giants wrap up the series with Jeff Samardzija on the mound. Game time is 10:40 am our time and can be seen on CSN-BA or heard on KNBR 680. Keep good thoughts for the Shark—his luck at Miller Park hasn’t been the best and I’m hoping a Giants uniform will fix that.
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