The Giants beat the Brewers this afternoon 3-1, completing a three game sweep in Milwaukee, wrapping up a successful and exhausting 5-2 road trip.
With the victory, the G-men notched their 11th win in the last 13 games, and recorded their fourth series sweep of the season. They’re also 19-7 in the month of May.
Ryan Vogelsong (4-2, 4.24) pitched well for his fifth consecutive start, going six innings, allowing just one run on six hits, striking out five. Vogey pitched out of trouble in the first and fourth innings in securing another quality start. “When you’re playing behind him, you see how he gives everything he’s got,” said Joe Panik.
The Giants’ bullpen continued its stretch of shut down dominance, as Hunter Strickland, Sergio Romo, and Santiago Casilla combined to throw three perfect innings in recording nine straight outs, including five strikeouts. Casilla notched his 14 save of the year, lowering his ERA to 1.31 in the process. Strickland (0-0, 0.00) continues to impress, and has allowed just one hit in three appearances over 5 1/3 innings.
The G-men weren’t able to muster much on offense, but Joe Panik’s third home run of the season, a two-run shot in the fifth, was the difference in this one.
Nori Aoki (8 for 12 over his last three games), Panik, and Angel Pagan each collected two hits, as the Giants reached nine hits in total for the afternoon.
The G-men are headed home to San Francisco, where they’ll begin a four game series against the Atlanta Braves (22-23) tomorrow night. Rookie Chris Heston (4-3, 4.33) will take the mound against Shelby Miller (5-1, 1.50). Miller has fared very well against the Giants thus far, winning both of his starts and posting a 1.46 ERA.
- The Giants won despite going 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position.
- The G-men have won 13 of their last 16 games at AT&T Park.