The Milwaukee Brewers (82-52) get another big road win over the San Francisco Giants (84-49), 5-2, tonight at Oracle Park. The Milwaukee Brewers are a WAGON!
The Milwaukee Brewers are 30-games over .500 for the fourth time in franchise history and have matched their biggest division lead ever — 10 1/2 games over second place Cincinnati Reds. The magic number to win the division is now at 18.
The all-time high water mark is 31 over .500 on September 28, 1982.
Starter Brett Anderson only lasted two innings after leaving the game with a left shoulder contusion. So the bullpen had to cover seven innings, and they held up really well against a good team.
Hunter Strickland was the first man up out of the bullpen and pitched really well, going two scoreless with two strikeouts and allowing just one hit.
Hader picked up his 29th save of the season with three strikeouts to knock the Giants out of first place in the NL West.
In my opinion, Lorenzo Cain won this game for the Brewers. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run and three RBI.
Cain got the team out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning with a nice line drive to right field to score two runs and set the tone for the game in my opinion. He finished his nice night at the plate with a home run in the ninth inning.
Christian Yelich got a hit today to extend is hitting streak to 11 and now has a hit in 19 of the last 20 games.
Winning is fun!
The Brewers and Giants will conclude the four-game series from Oracle Park Thursday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 2:45 PM (Central Time).
The game will be televised on YouTube with Scott Braun, Tim Dillard (!!!), Shawn Estes and reporter Amy Gutierrez calling the game. I’m just the messenger, no I don’t like that the game is on YouTube either!
Eric Lauer (4-5, 3.61 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Logan Webb (8-3, 2.65 ERA) will start for San Francisco.