Brewers fall to San Francisco 4-1
Tim Lincecum held the Milwaukee Brewers to just one hit in eight innings yesterday, as the Crew lost at San Francisco 4-1. Juan Francisco hit a lead-off double in the third, and Jeff Bianchi coaxed a one-out walk in the fifth. Those were the only blemishes for Lincecum, who struck out eight as he improved his record to 6-11. That includes a no-hitter on July 13th against San Diego. Donovan Hand took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits in five innings with four walks, four strikeouts, and a wild pitch. Hand is now 0-4. The Brewers were out-hit 10-to-3 for the game. Brandon Belt gave the Giants the only offense they needed with a three-run homer in the first. Marco Scutaro had three hits and scored twice for the Giants, who won their second game in their last six and split their four-game set with the Brewers. Jean Segura singled in the ninth to drive home pinch-hitter Khris Davis, who doubled for Milwaukee’s only other hit. The Brewers have now lost five-of-their-last-eight. They’ll open an Interleague series at Seattle tonight. Right-hander Kyle Lohse will start against Mariners’ lefty Joe Saunders.
Brewers’ second baseman Rickie Weeks was put on the 15-day disabled list yesterday with a strained left hamstring he suffered in Wednesday night’s win at San Francisco. Weeks flew back to Milwaukee to be examined by team physician William Raasch. Manager Ron Roenicke said the test showed an extensive strain, leaving little doubt that Weeks was heading to the D-L. The Brewers called up second baseman Scooter Gennett from Triple-“A” Nashville for the third time in 10 days. He was called up July 30th as the 26th player for a double-header against the Chicago Cubs. Gennett was sent down the next day, only to be recalled immediately after starter Yovani Gallardo went on the D-L with a bad hamstring. Gennett stayed with the Crew until Wednesday, when Marco Estrada was recalled. Players must normally spend 10 days in the minors before making a big league return, unless they’re replacing a player put on the D-L – which Gennett did twice. He’s hitting .231 with Milwaukee with a homer and five R-B-I’s in 22 games.