Not Enough Giants for Brewers

The Giants attempted to rally back at the end of the game, but it was not enough. The Brewers became the next team to put the Giants on their defeated list this Spring.

Even with Jason Schmidt on the mound, it was not enough for the Giants to go against Chris Capuano and the Milwaukee Brewers. Capuano was shutting the Giants down through three innings.

However, it was a different story for Schmidt. He gave up five runs on seven hits in three innings, including a walk to the leadoff man, Brady Clark. Clark proceeded to steal second base and came around to score on Geoff Jenkins' single. Ben Grieve gave the Brewers an early jump with an RBI double to boost Milwaukee to a 2-0 lead in the first.

Some highlights for the Giants was rookie Todd Linden's solo roundtripper off Wayne Franklin, and Pedro Feliz going 2-2 with a solo shot in the sixth.

In the ninth, Milwaukee pitcher, Luis Vizcaino, gave up a two run double to right field off Brian Dallmore, pulling the Giants closer. However, when Vizcaino loaded the bases with a walk, the Brewers brought in Pedro Liriano, who collected his second save by getting Justin Knoedler to make the final out.

Notes: Jeffrey Hammonds was hit on the hand with a pitch by Capuano in the first. It was later determined that Hammonds broke his thumb... Edgardo Alfonzo was taken out of the lineup because of tightness in his right forearm. Alfonzo will be out for the next several days, although it's nothing serious according to trainer, Stan Conte.

March *, 2004 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 5 10 0
Milwaukee Brewers 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 x 7 11 0

WP Chris Capuano (1-0), LP Jason Schmidt (0-2), S Pedro Liriano (2)



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