Skidding Brewers Turn To Ace Corbin Burns Vs. Giants

Corbin Burns returns to neighborhood of collegiate – and some professional – success as he leads Milwaukee Brewers in San Francisco for a three-match series against Giants starting friday night

A native of the central California town of Bakersfield, Burns (3-1, 4.01 ERA) used the tiny Saint Mary’s College on the east side of the San Francisco Bay as a springboard to a major league career that already included Includes two All-Star invitations. and a National League Cy Young Award.

The right-hander has made his last six appearances in San Francisco, including four scoreless outings when he was a reliever early in his career.

He made two starts at Oracle Park, striking out 19 in 13 1/3 innings. He earned the win and no-decision in 3-1 and 3-2 brewers win, allowing only two earned runs and eight hits

For his career, he went 3–1 with a 2.25 ERA in 12 games, including five starts. Giants, He never pitched in nearby Oakland

Burns has been unbeaten in his last five starts, giving up just five earned runs over 24 1/3 innings in his most recent four starts. He hit a home run in a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday, which turned out to be his last.

However, Burns has struggled against one of his all-time good pitches. Giants players in particular. Joc Pederson, who faced his fellow Bay Area native with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, went 5-for-16 (.313) with a career double, a home run and three RBIs against Burns.

Pedersen had a hand in both Giants’ runs (scoring one and driving in the other) on Tuesday in a 2–0 win at Houston. San Francisco won 4-2 on Wednesday to complete a 2-1 series lead and salvage a 2-3 trip that began with two losses to the San Diego Padres in Mexico City.

Catcher Joey Bart contributed three hits to two wins in Houston and also earned praise from the two starting pitchers on the road trip.

“I set the bar high for myself,” said Bart, who averaged .302 in Friday’s game. “All I’m trying to do is just improve a little bit and be about that process in every aspect of my game. Just trying to bat better. Just trying to play better behind the dish.” It’s been kind of.” my attention.”

Left-hander Sean Manya hopes it continues GiantsImpressive pitching run

Maanya (0-1, 7.85) didn’t adapt well to conditions south of the border, earning a no-decision in Saturday’s 16-11 loss to the Padres. He pitched just over two innings, allowing five runs (four earned) and five hits along with four walks.

have faced mane brewers Going 0-1 with 4.15 ERA, just twice in his career

They will face a team that has lost four straight and completed a three-game sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Thursday afternoon after a 9-6 loss.

The hosts erased a 4–0 deficit with a four-run seventh inning, then struck back with five in the eighth to win.

Later, brewers Manager Craig Counsel refused to say why his team fared poorly in all three games, but admitted that perhaps a change of scenery would help

“It wasn’t a good series,” he shrugged. “So we’ll just pack up and get ready to have a good play.”

brewers Finley lost despite hitting home runs from Christian Yelich, Rowdy Tellez and Tyrone Taylor. Milwaukee had scored just three runs in its last three losses, including 3–2 and 7–1 losses to Colorado.

– Field Level Media