Poor defense costs Brewers another winWisconsin Sports
- Poor defense costs the Brewers another game last night, the latest charged to Craig Counsell as the Brewers lose 6-1
Poor defense cost the Milwaukee Brewers another game last night. Craig Counsell committed an error that allowed the deciding runs to score, as the San Francisco Giants beat the Brew Crew 6-1 at Miller Park.
The game was scoreless in the sixth inning when Randy Wolf walked the bases loaded. Pablo Sandoval hit a double-play grounder to Counsell at short – but his throw to second sailed into right field, and Andres Torres and Freddy Sanchez scored the deciding runs. Counsell filled in for Alcides Escobar, who sat out after committing three key errors in the previous two contests.
San Francisco went on to score five times in the sixth. Joe Inglett kept Milwaukee from being shut out with an RBI single in the ninth. There were no extra-base hits in this game, and the Giants had six singles to Milwaukee’s four. Rookie Madison Baumgartner got his first big league win, giving up three hits and three walks in eight innings with five strikeouts. He also had an RBI single. Wolf took the loss. He’s now 6-8.
Rickie Weeks singled twice, as Milwaukee has gone just 1-20 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of the Giants’ series. Corey Hart ended his 20-game hitting streak by going 0-4. The Brewers have lost three straight, while allowing a total of 12 unearned runs due to key errors.
The Giants have won two straight for the first time since June 22nd. Game three of their series is tonight. Milwaukee left-hander Chris Narveson faces Giants’ All-Star right-hander Tim Lincecum.