The Brewers got their first victory of the season behind strong performances from Chris Carter and Taylor Jungmann as the Brewers topped the Giants 4-3.
It looked like the Brewers were going to be swept by the Giants to start the season, but Chris Carter and Taylor Jungmann provided solid performances to help the Brewers pull out a victory over the Giants. Carter drove in both of the Brewers runs, homering in the third and drilling an RBI in the seventh while Jungmann threw five solid innings and was pulled from the game after just 80 pitches.
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Carter commented after the game telling the media “I think we can all just relax a little bit and go back to playing normal,” Carter said. “We don’t have to worry about those first couple games. We’re past that now.”
Skipper Counsell commented on the pitching after the game, telling the media “Those guys are in a little bit different spot than they were last year, a little more leverage spots,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “You want that confidence to get you off on the right foot.” Counsell also was awarded the first play reversal on the season using the MLB’s replay season ruling for a tag made by Gennett on an attempted stolen base by Brandon Belt in the fourth.
For the Giants Jeff Samardzija put in 5 1/3 innings of work, giving up three runs and striking out six, after a strong opening performance from Cueto Samardzija looked shaky against the Brewers.
The Brew crew has tomorrow off and take on the Astros Friday for a weekend series at Miller Park, kicking off on Friday at 7:10. Chase Anderson has the start on the mound going up against Scott Feldman.