Kris Bryant left the Chicago Cubs and NL Central late final month figuring he had seen about sufficient of Corbin Burnes.
Matching up once more, Bryant and his new Giants teammates actually could not work out the Milwaukee ace.
Burnes struck out 9 whereas tossing scoreless ball into the seventh and singled dwelling a run to assist his successful trigger, pitching the Brewers by San Francisco 3-1 on Monday night time in a matchup of Nationwide League contenders.
“I assumed I used to be getting away from him coming over right here, however seen him twice now, he is top-of-the-line within the recreation,” Bryant mentioned.
Burnes (9-4) did not stroll a batter and allowed 4 hits. Brandon Belt led off the seventh with a double and Bryant singled to finish Burnes’ night time.
“Total was actually happy with how I threw the ball,” Burnes mentioned. “… For a lot of the night time we had been type of preserving them off steadiness.”
Brad Boxberger relieved and instantly surrendered Brandon Crawford’s RBI single. However that was it for the NL leaders.
Bryant began the ninth with a double towards Josh Hader, who recovered for his twenty eighth save and tenth straight scoreless look.
Given the golf equipment did not meet through the shortened 60-game 2020 schedule, Bryant is a participant on the opposite facet the Brewers know greatest.
“He is clearly been a fantastic addition for the Giants,” Brewers supervisor Craig Counsell mentioned of Bryant. “He is a tricky out it doesn’t matter what, he is a tricky man to undergo a bunch. We’re very conversant in him, type of know his strengths, know his weaknesses. Typically it is good, generally it is dangerous. He is received data, too.”
Omar Narváez hit an RBI single within the first, following Christian Yelich’s one-out double for Central-leading Milwaukee (80-52). Luis Urías contributed a key sacrifice fly within the eighth.
San Francisco (84-47), holding onto a slender lead within the NL West over the defending World Collection champion Dodgers as September nears, scrambled earlier than the sport when right-hander Johnny Cueto was scratched from his scheduled begin due to chilly and flu-like signs.
Cueto, who examined unfavorable for the coronavirus upon returning final week from a funeral in his native Dominican Republic and once more Monday, hadn’t been dominated out to pitch Tuesday within the second contest of a four-game set. The best-hander was was positioned on the COVID IL within the meantime.
Lefty reliever José Álvarez (4-2) changed Cueto to make his eighth profession begin and on quick discover. He was executed after 1 2/3 innings as San Francisco made it a bullpen recreation.
Bryant returned to the Giants lineup after leaving Friday’s recreation with proper facet tightness. However San Francisco struggled on the plate once more a day after taking a 9-0 beating within the sequence finale at Atlanta.
Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler known as Burnes “one of many prime two or three beginning pitchers in baseball.”
“The underside line is they simply shut us down,” Kapler mentioned. “We weren’t capable of get something going.”
Burnes is 12-2 for his profession in 52 video games and 18 begins on the highway — together with 6-0 this season away from Milwaukee.
Brewers: SS Willy Adames nonetheless wasn’t able to play the sector after enjoying designated hitter the earlier two video games towards Minnesota as he offers with a sore left quadriceps muscle. The Brewers did not take groundballs earlier than the sport to provide him an opportunity at testing his leg. … Counsell is hopeful RHP Freddy Peralta, working again from an infected pitching shoulder, will come off the IL to pitch Friday towards the Cardinals. … 3B Eduardo Escobar (strained proper hamstring) additionally may very well be able to return towards St. Louis.
Giants: LHP Alex Wooden examined Positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing signs. Whereas Wooden has complications and a sore throat — “he’s not feeling properly in any respect,” Kapler mentioned — he hasn’t wanted to be hospitalized to date. Wooden is 10-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 23 begins this season. … 2B Tommy La Stella was additionally a late scratch with tightness in his left facet.
San Francisco recalled RHP John Brebbia and INF Jason Vosler from Triple-A Sacramento and claimed José Quintana from the Angels.
RHP Brandon Woodruff (8-7, 2.38 ERA) takes the mound for Milwaukee seeking to win back-to-back begins for the primary time in additional than two months.
The Giants starter hadn’t been decided, with Cueto’s well being enjoying an element. Kapler mentioned the pitcher got here in for remedy and obtained a few baggage of IV fluids and medicine.