Unfortunately the Milwaukee Brewers struggles from the Colorado Rockies series have followed them into the first of three games against the San Francisco Giants. Entering the game on Friday night Milwaukee was on a four game losing streak, but ace Corbin Burnes was taking the mound. He was given some unconventional run support, but ultimately the Brewers lost their fifth straight game by a score of 6-4.
Facing another left-handed pitcher in Sean Manaea, Craig Counsell elected to shake up the starting lineup. He had William Contreras at leadoff, Owen Miller batting second, and Christian Yelich in the fourth spot. The results were immediate as they plated two first inning runs with the second run being scored on a classic little league play.
The Milwaukee Brewers score two unconventional runs against the San Francisco Giants but end up losing their fifth straight game.
After back-to-back hits from William Contreras and Owen Miller to begin the game, Willy Adames made it three consecutive hits to plate a run. Christian Yelich then hit into a double play and Brian Anderson walked to set up a first and third situation with two outs. Recognizing that they had a speedy Owen Miller on third base, Brian Anderson bought enough time in a run down to allow Miller to score before being tagged out.
Unfortunately the Giants answered right back with a two run home run in the bottom of the first inning. The game remained tied at two until the fifth inning when the Brewers scored another two runs. They put pressure on the Giants in this inning by executing a double steal that sent Tyrone Taylor to third base and Joey Wiemer to second.
A wild throw during an-at bat after the double steal allowed Tyrone Taylor to score and Joey Wiemer advanced to third base. Owen Miller then hit a SAC fly RBI to plate Joey Wiemer and make it 4-2 Brewers.
We put on the pressure, and it paid off. #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/5f1h5f6NW8
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 6, 2023
Similar to the first inning, the Giants immediately countered off of Corbin Burnes. This time they scored three runs in the bottom of that inning to take the lead. A Willy Adames throwing error and a misplay on a comebacker to Corbin Burnes made for a dreadful inning.
The Giants didn’t look back from there and even added an insurance run during the bottom of the eighth when Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run off of Hoby Milner. This is how the game got to it’s final score of 6-4.
Game two of the Brewer and Giants series will be Saturday with the first pitch scheduled for 6:15 PM CT.
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