Milwaukee-San Francisco: Yovani Gallardo, Brewers Beat Giants 4-2

Michael NewCorrespondent IApril 9, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - APRIL 08:  Yovani Gallardo #49 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a three run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning during a Major League Baseball game on April 8, 2009 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

In a game that was single-handedly won by one player—starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo—the visiting Milwaukee Brewers beat San Francisco 4-2 on Wednesday night. Gallardo pitched a great game and had the Giants back on their heels for most of the evening. He pitched seven frames and gave up only 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. That broke a tie game and put the Brew Crew up 4-1.

That ended 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. Gallardo made him pay!

As it goes, the Giants took their first loss of the year. They threatened in the seventh inning in a two-out rally that left the bases loaded with Bengie Molina grounding out to J.J. Hardy to end the inning.

These teams meet again at 4:05 p.m. PT on Thursday with Matt Cain taking the mound in the rubber match of the series.

Go Giants!