I like that Brandon Belt got three hits, and Brandon Crawford two (including a homer). Funny thing about this game, the Giants had a shot. If they'd gotten a 3-run shot, that is. They piled up 8 runs on 12 hits and hung a Golden Sombrero on Ryan Braun and still lost. That's what happens when Barry Zito gives up an 8-spot of his own. Get all that ugly out early, lads. Then pitch better down the stretch, OK? Bruce Bochy got Chad Gaudin going just a wee bit too late and suddenly there was a grand slam and that was enough. Kept thinking it was Coors Field, not Miller Park. Hey! Let's name a few more yards for beers. I like that. How about Guinness Grounds? Michelob Meadows? Pabst Palace? Anchor Steam Stadium? Yeah, I think I'm on to something.
Giants had the bases loaded and nobody out in the 5th trailing 9-5, and scored one run on an out. They had the bases loaded with one out in the 6th trailing 9-6 and scored a run on an out. Hey, I'm all for productive outs, but that's taking it a little far. I was kind of hoping, you know, for an extra-base hit. But I like the way the team kept hammering away at those Milwaukeans, they seemed real eager to give up hits and runs. Giants 'pen: 5-1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 7 K. Brewers 'pen: 5 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 K. OK, I'm grasping for straw-like things. Hard-hit balls, lots of hard-hit balls. Gregor Blanco (0-for-5, stranding 5) should have had four hits. Buster Posey and Hunter Pence were 1-for-9 and stranded 9. I'm looking for something better tomorrow.