Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants
The Milwaukee Brewers and the San Francisco Giants meet on Wednesday in Milwaukee for game two of their series. The Brewers are -115 favorites over the Giants with an over/under run total set at 8.
The Milwaukee Brewers jumped out to a big lead on Tuesday and hung on to get the win. Yuniesky Betancourt hit a grand slam home run, Carlos Gomez had three hits including a home run, and Norichika Aoki also homered as the Brewers scored 10 runs on 12 hits in all. On the mound starting pitcher Wily Peralta allowed seven hits and six runs, five of them earned while striking out on but lasting just four innings to not factor in the decision as Brandon Kintzler got the win, his second of the season, and Jim Henderson earned his second save. For Wednesday’s game Milwaukee starts Kyle Lohse who got no support taking a loss in his last start. For the season Lohse has allowed 11 hits and three earned runs while striking out seven over 13 innings for a 2.08 ERA.
The San Francisco Giants fell behind early on Tuesday and while they never quit they didn’t take full advantage of their chances and took the loss. Brandon Crawfor had two hits including a home run, Brandon Belt had three hits, and Angel Pagan and Pablo Sandoval both had two hits. On the mound starting pitcher Barry Zito was shelled allowing eight hits and nine runs while striking out five over 2.2 innings to take his first loss of the year and fall to 2-1. For Wednesday’s game San Francisco starts Ryan Vogelsong who hasn’t been the same pitcher we have seen over the past two years. For the season Vogelsong has allowed 17 hits and nine earned runs while striking out 11 over 11.1 innings for a 7.15 ERA.
Milwaukee is 21-9 as a favorite, 3-7 following a win, and 4-8 in their last 12 games. San Francisco is 35-17 in their last 52 overall, 15-6 in their last 21 games as a road underdog, and 4-1 in Vogelsong’s last five road starts.
Milwaukee got the big start but it was the Giants finishing strong and the Brewers holding on and I see that carrying over here as we get the defending world champs with an all star pitcher as a dog and I’m taking it.
San Francisco Giants -105 Milwaukee Brewers