Thursday, July 8, 2010

Game Recap: SF 9, MIL 3

The Giants came to Milwaukee to play! The offense was the main reason for the win today, as Buster Posey hit his fourth home run of the series, Huff and Torres also homered, and the Giants swept the Brewers. Now it's onto Washington to beat up on Stephen Strasburg. Don't buy the hype. He's not that great.

Unfortunately, the Giants won today no thanks to Barry Zito. Zito couldn't complete 5 innings as he threw 113 pitches in 4 2/3 innings and walked 6 batters. Even though he limited the damage and only allowed 2 ER, Zito's season has been heading in a disturbing direction. After starting the season so well, he has a 5.19 ERA in his last 10 starts. Traditionally, he's been a great second half pitcher, so maybe he can pick it up after the All-Star break.

Hopefully the Giants can carry over this momentum into games against better opponents, because the Brewers just are not very good. Fortunately, the Nationals aren't very good either, and if the Giants play like they did in Milwaukee, it will be a fun series.