The San Francisco Giants lost a baseball game Tuesday night in very 2017 fashion, losing 4-3 to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jeff Samardzija, who started the game, went six innings, allowing two runs, but only one earned run. He also struck out four and walked two.
The Giants had a 3-2 lead when they pinched hit for Samardzija in the sixth, but Albert Suarez gave up two runs in the seventh inning to give the Brewers the lead for good.
With the “Shark” only at 89 pitches, it was a risky move from Bruce Bochy. Suarez is now 0-3 on the season.
San Francisco had a great chance in the eighth inning. Nick Hundley singled and Hunter Pence walked to put two on with two out for Denard Span. Span singled to right, but Hundley was gunned down at home plate to preserve the one run lead.
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Kelby Tomlinson, who was left in the on deck circle in the eighth when Hundley was sent, led off the ninth with an infield single. But, as quickly as he ran down the first base line, he was thrown out trying to steal second.
The Giants, who were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday, are now 40 games back in the National League West.
Meanwhile, in rehab news, Johnny Cueto pitched three scoreless innings and Joe Panik played five innings for the Sacramento River Cats and felt no ill effects from his concussion, so there was some good news tonight.