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Before his last start against the Dodgers, Giants starter Drew Pomeranz made an adjustment to his arm slot.

It paid off with five shutout innings in a Giants' win over Los Angeles last week.

A week later, Pomeranz pitched five-plus innings in the Giants' 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Oracle Park on Friday night, and allowed only two unearned runs. He walked three, but struck out five.

After looking completely lost on the mound in May, Pomeranz has turned things around in June.

"Yeah, he looked good, didn't he?" Giants manager Bruce Bochy responded when asked about Pomeranz's outing. "Really threw the ball well. He could have gotten through that without giving up a run."

Milwaukee's first run against Pomeranz scored on a passed ball by Buster Posey in the top of the third inning. The Brewers' second run scored after Brandon Crawford committed an error in the top of the fifth.

So if not for those miscues, Pomeranz could have authored back-to-back spotless starts.

Bochy credits the changes Pomeranz made for his newfound success.

"You look at the last two outings, he's been a different guy with the command of all his pitches," Bochy said. "He's a guy that's going to run some deep counts, but I think his breaking ball got better as he went. He's gotta feel good about his little adjustment and should have a lot of confidence with that move."

 

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Pomeranz will look to build off two straight impressive starts when he takes the mound against the Dodgers in Los Angeles on Wednesday.