Eric Lauer pitched a beauty this afternoon before Devin Williams’ 22-game streak without an earned run (he gave up 4 in the bottom of the 8th) ended in a 5-1 loss.
The Milwaukee Brewers (82-53) settle for three of four from the San Francisco Giants (85-49) in this series and take the season series 4-3 (should of been at least 5-2, if not 6-1) against the Giants. The Brewers also missed their first chance to go 11-games up in the division for the first time ever.
Avisail Garcia came out of the game with back and hamstring tightness. Manager Craig Counsell said it was precautionary.
Counsell was ejected on that reversed home run call on Adames in the ninth inning. Counsell said the reversal was the right call (which it was), but he wasn’t excited about Angel Hernandez (how is he still able to umpire?) overruling the first base umpire from farther away.
On the overturned stolen base call in the bottom of the eighth, which I thought was ridiculous because there wasn’t enough evidence to overturn regardless of what was called on field, Counsell said the review umps must have had better angles.
The Brewers return home to American Family Field for a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals (68-64) starting tomorrow. First pitch for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 7:10 PM (Central Time).
Freddy Peralta (9-3, 2.45 ERA) will start for Milwaukee.
Adam Wainwright (13-7, 2.97 ERA) will start for St. Louis.