Sweep! Such a nice feeling.
It was a great game, although it was anything but typical. Johnny Cueto was on the mound for the Giants and his pitches were superb. He had one of the Milwaukee players looking like he was going to take his ball and go home.
Cueto gave up one run, on a single in the fifth. Here’s how his numbers lined up: 1 run, 7 hits, 1 walk and 9 strike outs. He looked good out there, and for the most part, like he was having fun.
It was an atypical game because once the Giants got started, they didn’t stop. They got a few hits, some walks and cashed in on some Milwaukee errors. In the third, Gregor Blanco led off with a single, Joe Panik followed with a sac bunt–a Milwaukee error allowed him to reach. Brandon Crawford walked and the bases were loaded. The list goes on. Here’s the deal: the 13 batters left on board Tuesday night? They were NOT doing that again. They left 12 on–hey! it’s not 13–but that’s not so bad when you consider they had 16 hits and drew 4 walks.
Angel Pagan is back. Big-time. He scored two runs on three hits. To be fair, so did Blanco and Panik. They didn’t just come off the DL, though. It’s good to have Pagan back. Salute!
The Giants scored four runs in the third, four runs in the fourth and two more in the eighth. They did it Giants-style, by keeping the line moving. The blew the bottle caps off the Brewers.
Giants reliever Chris Stratton was given the ball for the last two innings and he pitched great. He gave up one hit and one walk. Zero runs. The final score was:
Giants 10, Brewers 1
The Giants are taking the day off and so am I. They’re travelling, I’m just being lazy. You’ll hear from me tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day, right Scarlett?