San Francisco-Three months have passed since the Giants’ four-game winning streak began with the Dodgers with a three-game winning streak.
By late June, the lead expanded to 4.5 games, reduced to 0.5 games in early July, rose to a season-high 5.0 games in mid-August, and finally fell back to the narrowest gap of 0.5 games on August 31. Or how bad the Giants play, but they can always count on waking up in a better position than their opponents.
This clue disappeared on a cold Wednesday night in Oracle Park.
The Giants, which played the worst baseball of the season this week, lost 5-2 to the NL center leader Milwaukee Brewers, extending their losing streak to four games and falling behind the Dodgers (85-49) by 0.5 games. He later defeated the Atlanta Braves, the leader of the NL Eastern Conference.
Right fielder Lamont Wade Jr. gave the Giants (84-49) a chance to tie the score deep into the right midfield with a 402-foot fly in the eighth game against Brewer right back Jack Cousins , But the ball flew from the right field wall and allowed Wade to stand at second base in doubles.
Wade hit home runs in 29 other major league courts, but he happened to hit the ball at Oracle Stadium, where the fly ball that flew to the right midfield would die. After Austin Slater’s strikeout and Thairo Estrada’s batting ended the scoring threat, the Giants watched Brewers center fielder Lorenzo Cain lead the ninth inning with a 391-foot solo homer, and nearly passed the left field wall.
The Brewers are on base again, but the offense of the struggling Giants is nowhere comparable to the closer Josh Harder in Milwaukee. Less than three weeks after leading the Dodgers by 5.0 games, the Giants watched it disappear and will turn to their emerging ace Logan Webber on Thursday to get the team out of trouble.
The Giants’ first-half ace Kevin Gossman had a solid start. He allowed the Brewers to score two points in five innings, but few other Giants performed well because the club committed in Wednesday’s game they usually would The type of mistakes made in this season.
The sequence that burned San Francisco came out twice in the seventh inning, because the rescuer Dominic Leone sent a walk signal to No. 8 batsman Cain, and then squeezed the batsman Jr. Bula. Deli (Jackie Bradley Jr.) hitting the helicopter on the right side of the infield should have ended the round. Instead, a failed exchange from first baseman Brandon Belt to Leonie covered the base, allowing Bradley to arrive because Belt’s pitch exceeded the pitcher’s outstretched arm.
With a corner kick and two outs, Gabe Kapler turned to left-handed José Álvarez to face Milwaukee starter Jace Peterson. After falling 2-0, Alvarez counterattacked with a series of strikes, and then Peterson put a go-ahead single to the left, which gave the Brewers the opportunity to hand over the game to their best substitute.
The Giants’ offense entered Wednesday’s game, with a total of three games in the last three games, which may attribute some of its recent downturns to the Brewer starters Corbin Burns and Brandon Wood Raf faced a pair of top teams in the National League, but explained the struggle. When Milwaukee left-hander Brett Anderson withdrew after two games, the away game became more difficult because of driving on the shoulders at Brandon Crawford line The bruises forced brewers to use several of their low-leverage relievers.
With the Giants defeating a pair of starting pitchers, Kappler made a surprising decision to flank Gossman after the right-handed pitcher completed five innings and two runs. Gossman performed well in most of his games because he made 7 strikeouts in the first inning, including 3 strikeouts with his splitter in the first inning, but the Giants attacked Looking lifeless, Kappler bet Dixon could ignite a rebound.
Dixon helped this decision to pay off. He played doubles on the left field. Before Kobe’s right field gap, he broke the Giants’ scoring position with 15 shots and 0 points.
After rescuer Justin Topa threw three consecutive balls at Brandon Belt, the Brewers chose to deliberately walk the Giants’ first baseman and bring Posey to the plate. Despite entering the set with 4 hits in the past 39 hits, Posey found a way to tie the score by tapping a light from first baseman Rowdy Tellez.
These two runs were the only runs for the Giants to score because they have now only hit five points and only one home run. In the four games on Tuesday, Bell played singles. Perhaps the only good news for San Francisco is that with the Dodgers off Thursday, they will soon have a chance to win and then head to Oracle Park to participate in the key three games that start on Friday.
The Giants can regain control of the division, but if their struggle continues, they may find themselves in a deeper predicament than they had recently anticipated.