In a game that was single handedly won by one player, Yovani Gallardo, starting pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, beat the Giants tonight 4-2. Gallardo pitched a great game tonight and had the San Francisco Giants back on their heels for most of the evening. He pitched 6 and 2/3 frames and only gave up one run.
In the top half of the fifth inning Gallardo came to the plate with two men on and hammered a three run homer off Randy Johnson over the left field wall. At the time that broke a tie game putting the Brew Crew up 4-1. That ended Randy Johnson’s night in his first official start in a Giants uniform. Up until that point he had pitched a great game. He made a mistake with a fastball up in the zone and out over the plate. The starting pitcher, Gallardo, made him pay!
As it goes, the Giants took their first loss of the year. They threatened in the 7th inning in a two out rally that left the bases loaded and Bengie Molina grounding out to JJ Hardy to end the inning. Tomorrow we have a 4:00 start with Matt Cain taking the mound in the rubber match of the series. Go Giants!