Brewers walk off in the 10th in 2-1 win over Giants

All my Rowdy friends, the Milwaukee Brewers Rowdy Tellez gets congratulations after knocking in the game winning runner Avisail Garcia with a walk off single in the tenth inning on Fri Aug 6, 2021 at Miller Park in Milwaukee (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

MILWAUKEE—In what could be a possible NLCS preview, the two division leaders in the National League lived up to its billing.

Rowdy Tellez singled in the tenth inning to drive in Avisail Garcia as the Milwaukee Brewers walked off with a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday evening at Miller Park.

San Francisco (69-41) had its two game winning streak snapped and remain with the best record in baseball. Milwaukee have two in a row and four of its last five games.

Runs came a premium on this night as both starting pitchers were excellent for their respective teams.

The Brewers (66-44)Corbin Burnes pitched seven innings only giving up one run on four hits while striking out five and walking one. The only mistake was a solo home run he gave up to Brandon Belt in the sixth inning.

“He was executing his pitchers tonight,” said Mike Yastrzemski. “He was throwing 96mph cutters that almost crossed over the entire plate.”

His counterpart Logan Webb matched him by throwing up zeros of his own. The Roseville, Calif. native went six innings giving up one earned one only three hits while striking out nine batters and walking one on 91 pitches.

“I think the trust is building,” said Giants general manager Gabe Kapler on Webb going deep into the game. “He’s essentially pretty much done what has been asked of him. He’s been more aggressive with all of his offerings. I think the more of this we see, the more confident we’re going to get in the later inning.”

The only mistake Webb had was giving up a second inning solo home run to Garcia.

“I think I had the stuff today to go seven or eight (innings),” said Webb. “It’s frustrating not being able to go seven or eight and give these guys more innings but it’s always a priority and something me and Kap (Kapler) and other guys have talked about.”

Both bullpens did their part to keep the game scoreless from the seventh to the ninth innings. Dominic Leone, Tyler Rodgers and Jake McGee allowed the Giants to play free baseball. While the home team consisting of Brad Boxberger, Devin Williams and Brent Suter (1-0) pitched four scoreless innings to set up Tellez’s heroics in the 10th inning.

Right fielder Mike Yastrzemski made a spectacular catch jumping up against the wall to rob Yellez of an extra base hit in the fourth inning. He was slow to get up and winced in pain but stayed in the game. The Brewers fans gave him a standing ovation for his effort.

Jarlin Garcia (3-3) suffered the hard luck loss after giving up the base hit to Tellez.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco left seven men on base. Milwaukee left five men.

UP NEXT: The Giants and Brewers continue their three game series on Saturday 8/7 at 4:10pm from Miller Park. Pitching matchup-SF-TBD vs MIL-Brett Anderson.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Jeremy Harness: DeScalfani will miss a start due to tired arm; plus more

San Francisco Giants starter Anthony DeSclafani will miss a start and was placed on the ten day Injured List due to a tired arm. Here DeSclafani pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in this Tue Jun 22, 2021 photo at the Big A in Anaheim (AP file photo)

On the Giants podcast with Jeremy:

#1 Jeremy talk about San Francisco Giants (69-40) pitcher Anthony DeSclafani he going to miss a start according to reports due to a tired arm.

#2 DeSclafani is listed on the ten day injured list he’s 10-5 ERA 3.28 how’s his absence impacting the pitching staff?

#3 Tommy LaStella returned to play third and second base on Thursday night in Arizona. LaStella was on the 60 day Injured List. LaStella went 1-5 in the Giants win over the Diamondbacks 5-4 Thursday.

#4 Jeremy on the personal side for Oakland A’s broadcaster Glen Kuiper of NBC Sports Bay Area he first had his brother Duane who does San Francisco Giants play by play on the same network have Chemo treatment and thankfully Duane had returned to do some television work after said treatment. Then Oakland A’s broadcaster and Glen’s broadcast partner Ray Fosse falls ill and had to leave the game in Anaheim on Sunday and will be getting treatment for cancer.

#5 The Giants are in Milwaukee for three games to face the Brewers at Miller Park for the Giants starter Logan Webb (5-3 ERA 3.33) and for the Brewers Corbin Burnes (6-4 ERA 2.46)

Join Jeremy Harness filled in for Michael Duca listen for Michael on the Giant podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

That’s Amaury’s News and Commentary podcast: Sports community still processing Kobe’s death; A’s Fan Fest brought out a lot of baseball people; plus more

sfgate.com file photo: The Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry (30) gets a hug from the Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant on March 6, 2016 at Staples Center in Los Angeles

On That’s Amaury’s podcast:

#1 Breaking: The Houston Astros have signed Dusty Baker as manager

#2 The shock of learning of the sudden death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter and seven other passengers was surreal for many people to process

#3 The Oakland A’s held Fan Fest on Saturday, you had a chance to work with your broadcast partner Mauricio Segura and Oakland A’s pitcher Frankie Montas at Jack London Square.

#4 Spring Training is just around the corner. How much will the sign stealing scandal dominate coverage in this upcoming pre season?

#5 For the Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun announced that this will be his last season. This is also the last year of his five year contract with the Brewers. Will his PED use in 2013 have an impact in his Hall of Fame candidacy?

#6 Kobe was called a renaissance man spoke three different languages, was involved in many different businesses and community efforts if you had to think of anyone else who was close to a Kobe Bryant persona would you say Stephen Curry of Golden State was a little like that?

Join Amaury for all the Oakland A’s home radio broadcasts in Spanish at KIQI 1010 and News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Chapman secures series win as A’s beat Brewers 5-3

Photo credit: @Athletics

By: Lewis Rubman

Milwaukee: 3-7-0 (10 LOB)

Oakland: 5-6-0 (6 LOB)

OAKLAND — The A’s sent Homer Bailey, who was 2-1, 8.59 ERA for them since being traded to the team from Kansas City on July 14, to the mound this afternoon. In his three Oakland starts, Bailey has been somewhat like the little girl with the little curl, right in the middle of her forehead. When he was good, he threw six innings of two-run, seven-hit ball against Seattle and 6 2/3 innings of three-run, seven-hit ball against Texas. One of those runs was charged to him after Ryan Buchter allowed a runner who had tripled off Bailey to score on a double. In between those starts, Bailey surrendered nine runs on eight hits in two horrendous innings against Houston. All of the runs he allowed in that game were earned.

Opposing him for the Brewers in today’s blearly eyed contest was Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.89 ERA), a 6’1″, 200 pound right handed hurler in his sixth year in the majors and whose current ERA exactly matches his lifetime figure. This was his 17th start of the season, which he has supplemented with five relief appearances. He features a four-seam fastball in the low to mid 90s and so far this campaign has managed to achieve an average of 8.69 strikeouts and 2.93 walks per nine innings. He throws some sort of fastball about half the time, although this figure has been decreasing steadily over his career.

Bailey threw nothing but strikes to the first two hitters he faced, and he retired both of them. But then he walked Keston Hiura on a 3-1 count, and cleanup hitter Mike Moustakas dropped a perfect bunt to third against the shift for a single that put Hiura in scoring position at second, from which he scored on Ryan Braun’s single to center. For the second straight game, Oakland was down a run before coming to bat.

Bailey pitched out of a jam in the third. With one down in the frame, Jurickson Profar committed a throwing error that enabled Christian Yellich to reach first safely. He advanced to third on Hiura’s single to center, Hiura taking second on the throw. The A’s starter rose to the occasion by getting Moustakas to pop out to Chapman and striking out Braun.

Chad Pinder led off the bottom half of the inning with a resounding round tripper off a 93 miles per hour four seam fast ball from Anderson.

The score remained tied for a very short time. A single by Eric Thames led off the fourth. That hit was followed by a walk to Travis Shaw. Orlando Arcia’s liner, knocked down by Bailey and thrown to Olson, retired the batter but moved the runners up to second and third. Trent Greshman, playing in his first major league game, got his first RBI with a sacrifice fly to Grossman in left center, unknotting the score.

Bailey left the game after thowing 101 pitches, 61 of them strikes, over six innings. He surrendered two runs, both earned, on five hits and three walks, while notching five strikeouts. He was good, although not very, very good.

Yellich extended his consecutive game hitting streak to 19 with a double off Bailey’s replacement, Jake Diekman, with a runner on first and no outs in the top of the seventh. The blast hit the right field scoreboard and tied Yellich for longest streak in the league. It was a weird inning for Diekman. He hit Hiura with a pitch to load the bases after Yellich’s two bagger had sent Grandal to third. Moustakas grounded sharply to Olson, who threw home for the force out. It took Diekman only three pitches to strike Ryan Braun out swinging on a wild pitch that enabled Yellich to sore from third, upping the Brewers’ advantage to 3-1. Diekman then needed only three more pitches to log another swinging K, this one against Thames to close out the inning.

Like Bailey, Anderson was lifted after six innings. He allowed one run, earned, on two hits, three walks, and a hit batter. He threw 92 pitches. 52 of them were strikes.

Anderson’s replacement in the home seventh, Junior Guerra, was as erratic as Diekman hd been. He let the A’s close the gap to one run by giving up a lead-off single to Canha, who moved up a base on a walk to Nick Martini, hitting for Pinder, after Profar had flown out at the center field fence. Beau Taylor’s ground out, first to the pitcher covering, moved each runner up a base, and Guerra’s wild pitch to Semien had the same effect, this time scoring Franklin Barreto, who was pinch running for Pinder and remained in the game at second, Profar moving to the outfield. Milwaukee now was up, 3-2.

Blake Treinen continued his comeback by setting down Milwaukee with one hit in the top of the eighth in relief of Diekman.

Josh Hader replaced the unfortunate Guerra, whose line was one each for innings pitched, runs, earned runs, walks, and hit batters. His pitch count was 25.

Josh Hader came in to pitch the eighth, his third relief apearance in as many days. The Brewers’ closer walked Grossman, the first man he faced. Then Chapman’s bat came alive as the A’s stellar third sacker rocketed a two run homer to straight away center field to give Oakland a 4-3 lead. Hader was pulled after Olson grounded out to first, unassisted. The reader won’t need any assistance from me to figure out Hader’s pitching line. He threw 16 pitches to earn it.

The resurgent Khris Davis greeted Hader’s replacement, Jay Jackson, with a single to center. Canha advanced the A’s DH to third with a line single to right. Canha then stole his second base of the game and advanced to third while Davis scored on Profar’s sacrifice fly to right.

Melvin called on Liam Hendricks to defend the A’s new found two run lead and in the process earn his tenth save of the season, which he had been unable to do Tuesday night. Today, he set down the side in order, striking out Yellich and Hiura and getting Moustakas to fly out to center for the game ending out.

Treinen got the win; he’s now 6-3. Hader was the losing pitcher; he’s now 1-5.

The A’s have a rare Friday off and will return to the Coliseum at 6:07 pm Saturday evening to face the Cardinals in another interleague battle. The scheduled starters are Mike Fiers (9-3, 3.54 ERA) for Oakland and the geographically named Dakota Hudson (10-5, 3.88 ERA) for St. Louis.

When the game ended at 3:50 pm, the A’s trailed Houston by 7 1/2 games for the division lead. They’re in a dead heat with Tampa Bay for the second wild card berth, both teams 2 1/2 games behind Cleveland.

A’s fall to the Brewers 4-2 at home

Photo credit: @Brewers

By Lewis Rubman

Milwaukee: 4 | 9 | 1 | 7 LOB

Oakland: 2 | 7  | 1 | 8 LOB

OAKLAND — Milwaukee’s newly acquired right-hander Jordan Lyles brought an unimpressive 5-7, 5.36 ERA record to the mound at the Coliseum tonight. Even though those dismal numbers, compiled while he still was toiling for Pittsburgh, were in line with his lifetime mark of 36-59, 5.29 ERA, they don’t give an idea of how badly he’d been struggling before he was dealt to the Brewers. He had gone 0-5, 10.00 ERA in his last five contests and 4-7, 6.06 ERA in his last 15. He features a slightly below average four-seam fast ball and a knuckle curve, but he has a few other pitches in his repertory. He threw a lot of classical curve balls tonight.

Oakland countered with Brett Anderson (9-8, 4.05 ERA), who recently has pitched effectively for the first four innings or so, but has run into trouble after that.

He didn’t start effectively tonight, allowing lead-off hitter Lorenzo Cain his eighth home run of the season, a line drive to left that came on the second pitch of the game. In spite of a one out single to right by Ryan Braun, the A’s lefty avoided further damage by inducing clean-up batter Yasmani Grandal to bounce into a 4-6-3 double play.

Anderson allowed another run in the third frame, giving up a single to Orlando Arcia, followed by Christian Yellich’s double to right, which extended the Brewers’ left fielder’s hitting streak to 18 consecutive games and drove in his teammate.

The A’s got one run back in their half of the inning when Marcus Semien led off with a double, and two batters later, Matt Chapman, who has been struggling at the plate, drove him in with a sac fly to right.

But Anderson coughed up that run in the top of the fourth. Yasmani Grandal led off with a single to left, and Keston Hiura drove him in with a double to deep left center. Once again, Anderson snuffed out the rally, but by now, the A’s were trailing 3-1.

Oakland came close to narrowing the gap in the bottom of the fifth, and Semien again was instrumental. He drew a two-out walk and advanced to third when Lyle’s pick off attempt ended up deep in the right field bullpen. But Martini’s fly to right closed out the frame.

A leaping grab of Grandal’s line drive to the right field score board by Robbie Grossman provided excitement in the top of the sixth, but his diving stab at Mike Moustakas’ sinking liner to right center got past him for a double. Anderson got out of the resulting jam by retiring Manny Piña on a fly to Canha in center.

Lyles didn’t come out for the bottom of the sixth. His line for five innings’ work was 94 pitches, 64 of which were strikes, one run earned, three hits, two walks, and four bases on balls. His replacement, Matt Albers, surrendered a one out double to Olson before getting Davis on a hard hit line drive to Cain in center and a full count strike out of Mark Canha.

Albers had two strikeouts to go with the one hit he allowed in his inning of work before giving way to Jeremy Jeffress, who started the home half of the seventh for the Brewers. With one out, Chris Herrmann drove a slicing liner into the left field corner for a two bagger. Jurickson Profar pinch hit for Barreto and spanked a leg double to right center to narrow the visitors’ lead to one run at 3-2. But Semien struck out, and Nick Martini flied out to left to end the comeback.

After seven innings of work, in which he gave up three runs, all earned, on eight hits, one a home run, struck out three, and didn’t walk anyone, Anderson’s task was completed. He had thrown 95 pitches, 64 of them strikes, a record almost identical to Lyles’, and was replaced on the mound by Lou Trivino, still struggling, in spite of his good performance last Sunday against Texas, to regain the dominance he showed last season.

Dominant he wasn’t, giving up a double to Braun and walks to Hiura and Mustakas before unloading a wild pitch to Manny Piña that let in Ben Gamel, running for Braun, from third, and then refilling the bases by walking Piña. Trivino gave way to Wei-Chung Wang, off of whom Eric Thames launched a deep fly that Canha tracked down spectacularly on the warning track in right center field.

Junior Guerra, who entered the fray to start the bottom of the eighth, allowed only a walk to Olson.

Joakim Soria set Milwaukee down 1, 2, 3 in the ninth.

Josh Hader, last night’s losing pitcher, relieved Guerra for the ninth inning, hoping to redeem himself. He did, allowing only a single to Profar.

Lyles got the win. He’s now 6-7 with an ERA of 5.15. Anderson was tagged with the loss. His record stands at 9-7, 4.04 ERA. Hader was credited with his 24th save.

Before the game, the Athletics acquired right handed pitcher Tanner Roak from Cincinnati in exchange for outfielder Jameson Hannah, who had been with Stockton, and an undisclosed amount of cash. They also designated pitcher Andrew Triggs for assignment and placed Ramón Laureano and Josh Phegley on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 29. The team recalled Nick Martini and Beau Taylor from Las Vegas to replace them and out-righted pitcher Brian Schlitter to the Aviators.

The Oakland bullpen continues to give reason for concern, although Blake Treinan’s performance last night was encouraging. Also troubling is Matt Chapman’s current slump at the plate. He now is two for 27, including 12 strikeouts, in his last seven games. His fielding, however, remains brilliant. Losing speedy, hard throwing, and hard hitting Laureano for at least 10 days to what is called a right lower leg stress reaction, comes at a particularly unfortunate time.

The A’s now have a won-lost record of 61-48, eight games behind Houston for the division lead. They are a half a game behind Tampa Bay for the second wild card spot and 2 1/2 games behind Cleveland for the first wild card berth.

Right-handers Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.89 ERA) and Homer Bailey (9-7, 3.53 ERA overall and 2-1, 8.59 ERA for Oakland) will be on the mound for the Brewers and A’s, respectively, tomorrow afternoon. That’s when the dog days of August begin. By month’s end, we should have a better fix on who the top dog will be.

Olson homers in the 10th to give the A’s a 3-2 walk-off win over the Brewers

Photo credit: @Athletics

By Jerry Feitelberg

OAKLAND — The A’s won a thriller as they defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 in 10 innings at the Coliseum on Tuesday night. Matt Olson homered with one out in the 10th to send the A’s to their 61st win of the season.

Chris Bassitt started for Oakland and pitched exceptionally well. He gave the A’s six innings of work and allowed three hits and no runs. The Brewers’ starter Adrian Houser pitched five innings and allowed one run and three hits.

The A’s drew first blood in the bottom of the third. Brewers’ starter, Adrian Houser, walked the lead-off hitter, Jurickson Profar. Houser struck out Marcus Semien and Matt Chapman. Matt Olson then doubled to left-center to drive in Profar from first. The A’s lead 1-0 after three.

The Brewers plated a run in the top of the eighth. Brewers’ shortstop  Orlando Arcia singled to start the rally. Yusmeiro Petit, in relief of Chris Bassitt, retired the next two hitters. A’s manager brought in lefty Ryan Buchter to face the left-handed hitter Christian Yelich. Yelich singled to send Arcia to third. Melvin brought in Liam Hendriks to pitch to Yasmani Grandal. Grandal singled on the first pitch from Hendriks to tie the game. Hendriks struck out Mike Moustakas for the final out of the inning. The game is tied 1-1 midway through the eighth inning. The game didn’t stay tied for long. With two out in the bottom of the eighth, A’s DH Khris Davis lined a shot over the wall in left field to put the A’s ahead 2-1 for his 17th homer of the year. The A’s led 2-1 heading into the ninth.

With one out, Brewers’ first baseman Eric Thames blasted his 15th of the year to tie the game. Thames broke an 0-for-17 slump with the homer. Hendriks struck out the side but was rocked by the blast by Thames. The A’s failed to score in their half of the ninth. The game is now in extra innings.

The Brewers failed to score in the top of the tenth. The Brew Crew had their closer, lefty Josh Hader pitching. Hader struck out Matt Chapman for the first out. The next hitter, Matt Olson, sent the first pitch from Hader over the center-field wall to give the A’s a hard-earned 3-2 win.

Game Notes: With the win, the A’s improve to 61-47. They remain in second place in the AL West. They are still 1/2 game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the second wild card slot. The Brewers fall to 56-52, and they trail the St. Louis Cardinals by two games in the race for the NL Central crown.

Khris Davis and Matt Olson each homered for Oakland. Davis hit his 17th and Olson his 22nd.

It was the eighth walk-off win for Oakland this year, and it ties them for the Major League lead.

Time of game was three hours and 16 minutes. 17,291 fans went home happy.

Up Next: Game two of the three-game series will be played Wednesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. Lefty Brett Anderson will go for Oakland. Milwaukee has yet to announce their starting pitcher.

Preview of the A’s series with the Brewers

By Jerry Feitelberg

Oakland- The Oakland A’s begin a stretch of eight interleague games starting with the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s play three with the Brewers, are off on Friday, and play two in Oakland against the St.Louis Cardinals. The A’s then go to Chicago for a week. They play three with the Cubs and three with the Whites Sox.

The Brewers come to town with a record of 56-51. They are currently in third place in the NL Central. They trail the Cardinals and the Cubs by one game for the lead in the division.

The Brewers have a very potent offensive lineup. Their start player is the reigning National League MVP, Christian Yelich. Yelich is having another MVP caliber year. He is hitting .337 and has hit 36 home runs and driven in 80. He has also stolen 23 bases. He is joined in the outfield by former Kansas City Royals’ center fielder, Lorenzo Cain. Another former NL MVP, Ryan Braun, will either play in the outfield or DH. Braun is hitting .271 with 15 homers, and 49 RBIs A’s fans can expect to see the former Dodger, Yasmani Grandal, behind the plate. Grandal is having an excellent season.as his average is .258, and he has hit 19 homers, and driven in 54. Another power guy for the Brewers is the third baseman Mike Moustakas. The former Royal is hitting .261, and he has sent 26 balls out the park and has knocked in 60. Other key players for the Brewers are second baseman Keston Hiura, Eric Thames and Travis Shaw at first base, and Orlando Arcia is at shortstop.

The big problem for the Brewers has been their starting rotation. Three of the five starters have been on the IL. Lefty Gio Gonzalez, who once pitched for the A’s, has a record of 2-1 but has just come off the IL. Starters Jhoulys Chacin and Jimmy Nelson are still on the IL and will not be available to pitch. Zach Davies, who pitched on Sunday against the Cubs probably will not see action against the A’s. Chase Anderson pitched last Saturday, and he may be available on Thursday. The Brewers have not announced who will pitch for Milwaukee against the A’s. The Brewers bullpen will be manned by Adrian Houser, who may be used as a starter, Jeremy Jeffress, Freddy Peralta, Taylor Williams, former starter Junior Guerra, Matt Albers, lefty Alex Claudio, and the closer’s spot is held by lefty Josh Hader. Hader has 23 saves in 25 chances.

The A’s are 60-47 for the season are in a dogfight for the second Wild Card spot with the Tampa Bay Rays, and  Boston Red Sox. The Los Angeles Angels trail the A’s by five games but are playing well. They could be a factor.

The A’s rotation for the series with Milwaukee shapes up this way. Chriss Bassitt (7-5, 4.09 ERA will go for Oakland. Bassitt pitched well against the Astros, but a pair of two-run dingers did him in. Lefty Brett Anderson goes on Wednesday. Anderson is 9-6 with an ERA of 4.05. Anderson had a rough outing last week due to lack of sleep after the birth of his son. On Thursday, Daniel Mengdenn (5-2, 4.85 ERA) will try to get back on track. Mengden has been struggling with his command lately, In his last two games, he walked nine. To be successful, he has to be more consistent and throw strikes.

The A’s have played three tough teams in the last 2 weeks. The split the series in Minnesota with the Twins, lost two out three to the Astros, and split the four-game series with the Rangers. The Brewers have a lot to play for as do the A’s. I expect to see a well-played exciting series. If the A’s are to win, their pitching will be the key.

San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Giants have the confidence and wild card in sights, but will they deal MadBum and Smith?

sfgate.com photo: San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 18, 2019, in San Francisco.

On the SF Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 San Francisco Giants centerfielder Kevin Pillar said that the team has confidence and belief, which would also be a good argument to keep pitchers Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith.

#2 The Giants so far have hit more home runs than at home at Oracle Park and average 5.5 runs on the road to 3.4 runs at home per game.

#3 The Giants are four games over .500 at 27-23 on the road. What best explains why their doing better on the road compared to at home?

#4 Manager Bruce Bochy managed the club a 6-1 road trip in Milwaukee and Colorado. The Giants in a four-game series with the New York Mets where they played to a 16 inning win over the Mets 3-2 on a walkoff single by a Donovan Solano to drive in the winning run.

#5 Hall of Famers Edgar Martinez, Harold Baines, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera, and Lee Smith. All will be inducted for this year’s class for the 2019 Hall of Fame. Once again, home run king Barry Bonds failed to get elected by getting 59.1% of the vote.

Michael does the Giants podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco Giants podcast with Morris Phillips: Longoria expected back tonight in Giants-Rockies doubleheader; Beede pitched the game of his career

photo from sfgate.com: San Francisco Giants starter Tyler Beede throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Milwaukee.

#1 Giants pitcher Tyler Beede has a great outing on Sunday, going 6.2 innings, seven hits, three runs all earned, and seven strikeouts.

#2 Sunday was Beede’s best outing of his career. He pitched well enough to complete the game he was going that well.

#3 Beede’s outing saved the bullpen and gave them some rest with relievers Derek Holland and Mark Melancon pitching an inning each to close the door

#4 Evan Longoria, who suffered a left foot injury and was replaced at third by Pablo Sandoval, is expected back tonight in Colorado for the second game of tonight’s doubleheader.

#5 Starting pitchers for tonight in the first game. For the Giants, Jeff Samardzija (6-7). For the Rockies, German Marquez (8-4), and in the second game — for the Giants, Dereck Rodriquez (3-5, 5.27 ERA), and for Colorado, to be announced.

Morris does the Giants podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Beede Comes Up Big on the Mound and at the Plate in Giants Win 8-3

Photo: @SFGiants

By Jeremy Kahn

Tyler Beede rejoined the San Francisco Giants just in time to start the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Beede went 6.2 innings, allowing three runs, giving up seven hits, and striking out seven as the Giants defeated the Brewers 8-3 at Miller Park.

Not only did Beede pitch a great game, but he came up with the hit that won the game for the Giants, who have now won eight out of their last 10 games.

Beede drove in the eventual game-winning run on a single which scored Donovan Solano in a decisive six-run seventh inning.

Brandon Belt ended the series with a big day, as he hit his 11th home run of the season and then added a single in the seventh inning.

Stephen Vogt continued to show promise since joining the Giants, as he doubled against his former team which scored Beede and send Belt to third base.

Brewer’s pitcher, Corbin Burnes, gave up four runs on four hits, as the former St. Marys pitcher lost for the fifth time this season.

Matt Albers, who replaced Burnes, was able to get the first out of the inning, as he struck out Austin Slater, then intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval to get to Brandon Crawford, who walked to lengthen the lead.

Kevin Pillar then got in on the act, as he beat out a dribbler that scored Vogt from third base. It looked like the Brewers ended the inning, when Mike Yastrzemski grounded into a double play; however, Bruce Bochy challenged the call and it was reversed, meaning that Sandoval’s score counted as the fifth run of the inning.

Solano, who led off the inning with a double off of Burnes, then singled off of Albers to drive in Crawford. Beede finally ended the inning, when he grounded into a fielders choice to retire Yastrzemski at third base.

In all, the Giants scored six runs and sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning.

Beede and Jhoulys Chacin were in a pitchers duel until the top of the fifth inning, when Belt broke a 1-1 tie when hit his 11th home run of the season.
Yelich tied up the game, as he launched his 32nd home run of the season off of Beede in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Yasmani Grandal got the Brewers on the board in the bottom of the first inning, as he grounded into a fielders choice that scored Lorenzo Cain from third base. Cain led off the inning with a single and went to third on a Yelich single.

Once again, it was Solano, who got the Giants into the game, as he hit a sacrifice fly that drove in Crawford from third base in the top of the second inning.

Crawford led off the inning with a walk and advanced to third on an Eric Thames error on a ball hit by Yastrzemski.

The Giants looked to take the lead in the top of the second inning, as Beede singled to center, but Yastrzemski was thrown out at home to end the inning.

NOTES: Evan Longoria was forced to leave the game in the fifth inning with what was diagnosed as plantar fasciitis in his left foot, and the x-rays came out negative.

Alex Dickerson missed his second straight game, as he still suffering from back tightness that he developed on Friday night.

Slater, who sat Saturday’s game until coming into a game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and showed up to Miller Park with a fever struck out in the top of the fifth inning and remained in the game, when Belt moved to first from first, Sandoval to third, Yastrzemski to left and Slater went to right.

To make room for Beede on the roster, the Giants optioned Ray Black to Triple-A Sacramento.

UP NEXT: Jeff Samardzija will take the ball in the opener of the doubleheader at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies, and Dereck Rodriguez will pitch the nightcap after he will be recalled from Sacramento.

Overall, the Giants have lost 19 out of their last 22 games against the Rockies at Coors Field.