If there is one thing the San Francisco Giants (61-52) have been doing on this 10-game road trip is building momentum. Sounds strange considering a team should be building momentum on their home field but for the Giants, a break away from AT&T seems to be doing the trick.
Well, kind of. They hit another speed bump against the Milwaukee Brewers (62-51), losing tonight’s game. Starting pitcher, Tim Lincecum (9-7, 4.22 ERA), went six innings giving up three earned runs on seven hits with eight strike outs and one walk. Lincecum gave up a two run home run to Brewers’ Center Fielder, Carlos Gomez, in the third inning.
Offensively, the Giants sputtered going one for four with runners in scoring position. That one time was in the sixth inning when Pablo Sandoval hit a three run homer to give the Giants their first and only lead of the game.
Giants’ reliever, Jean Machi (1.68 ERA), gave up the winning home run in the seventh inning to Gerardo Parra for a final of 4-3.
There was an almost come back in the ninth by the Giants, but an overturned call by New York officials abruptly ended the game.
Tomorrow, the Giants hand the ball to Ryan Vogelsong ( 6-8, 3.88 ERA) who will start his first game since a complete game against the New York Mets on Friday.