Brewers Beat Giants Again!

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Brewers Beat Giants Again!

By Mauricio Flores

I like watching close games ,however, it is not nice to watch my team lose! Milwaukee hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth and the Giants were done!

The Brewers put a run on the board first, scoring a run in the bottom of the third. Yuniesky Betancourt led off with a solo homer (2) on a line drive to left center field. This was the first hit against Ryan Vogelsong in this game but what a hit! Betancourt also hit a grand slam last night.

The Brewers scored two more runs in the fifth.  Alex Gonzalez led off with a double (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Gregor Blanco. Carlos Gomez tripled (1) on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence, scoring Gonzalez. Yuniesky Betancourt was out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Hunter Pence, Gomez scored.  Pitcher Kyle Lohse singled on a ground ball to center fielder Angel Pagan. Norichika Aoki came up to bat and he grounded into a force out, second baseman Marco Scutaro to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Lohse was out at second. Aoki reached first. Finally, Vogelsong dominated Jean Segura with a ground out, second baseman Marco Scutaro to first baseman Brandon Belt.

Through five innings, pitcher Kyle Lohse controlled the Giants’ offensive. But the story changed in the sixth.  The Giants scored three runs and tied the game, 3-3. Brandon Crawford led off with a single on a sharp line drive to right fielder Norichika Aoki. Pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Kyle Lohse to second baseman Rickie Weeks, advancing Crawford to second. Angel Pagan came up to bat and he singled on a ground ball to right fielder Norichika Aoki, bringing in one run. Crawford scored. Then, Marco Scutaro singled on a ground ball to right fielder Norichika Aoki. Pagan advanced to second. Pablo Sandoval singled on a soft drive to left fielder Ryan Braun, loading the bases. This was a great opportunity to score runs! And you know what? Buster Posey struck out on a foul tip. What a fail! Hunter Pence singled on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez, bringing two runs in! Pagan and Scutaro scored. Sandoval advanced to third. Pitcher Kyle Lohse got out of the jam with a Brandon Belt fly out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

The Giants unable to put more runs on the board gave the Brewers a great opportunity to win the game and they did just that! In the bottom of the ninth the Brewers added the winning run to the board and the game was over! Jonathan Lucroy led off with a single on a line drive to center fielder Angel Pagan. Pinch-runner Josh Prince replaced Lucroy. Alex Gonzalez bunt popped out to first baseman Brandon Belt in foul territory. Carlos Gomez came up to bat and he singled on a ground ball to shortstop Brandon Crawford. Carlos Gomez advanced to second and Prince advanced to third, on a throwing error by shortstop Crawford. Pitcher Santiago Casilla intentionally walked Yuniesky Betancourt, loading the bases. Rookie Blake Lalli hit a walkoff single on a fly ball to left fielder Gregor Blanco, bringing one run. Josh Prince scored. Game over! The Brewers Milwaukee beat the Giants, 4-3.

Ryan Vogelsong (No Decision, 5.89 ERA) threw well. He allowed three runs, all earned on five hits (a double, a triple, a home run) in seven innings. He also struck out five and walked two.

Santiago Casilla (1-1, 2.25 ERA) replaced Ryan Vogelsong in the 8th and he lost the game.  He allowed one earned run on four hits (all singles) in 1 and 1/3. He did not strike out and walked two (two intentional).

The series finale is tomorrow Thursday the 18th @Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin @ 10:10 AM (Pacific Time).Matt Cain(0-1, 5.94 ERA) will start for San Francisco and Yovani Gallardo (0-1, 6.61 ERA) will  start for Brewers. I ask myself: Will the Brewers sweep San Francisco? Well…hopefully no! Go Giants!

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