MILWAUKEE — Some of the Giants have spent the past two days talking about a team hotel that’s supposedly haunted. What’s happening on the field this past week is scarier.
The Giants lost 4-3 to the Brewers, continuing a winless road trip. They have lost a season-high seven straight and they're a season-high seven games under .500.
This one started slow, but the Giants twice had chances to get the tying run across in the final two innings. They failed to do so. Here's what you need to know from the second night in Milwaukee...
— Chris Stratton gave up four total runs in his first three starts back. He matched that in five innings Saturday. Stratton allowed a solo homer to Travis Shaw in the first, two more runs in the fourth, and another solo shot by Christian Yelich in the fifth.
— Ryder Jones got the Giants within one in the eighth, smoking the first pitch he saw from Joakim Soria into the seats in right. Jones’ second homer of the year left the yard at 112 mph. His first homer was also hit 112. Jones, who has played four games this year, has two of the seven hardest-hit balls of the year by the Giants.
— The Giants got the tying run to third after Jones’ homer, but Jeremy Jeffress blew 95 mph past Hunter Pence to end the inning.
— Kelby Tomlinson, a late addition to the lineup because Brandon Belt has a sore knee, was caught stealing second base in the first inning. That snapped a streak of 17 consecutive stolen bases for the Giants that was their longest in 11 years.
— Abiatal Avelino played six innings in his big league debut. Avelino, acquired for Andrew McCutchen, struck out twice before giving way to pinch-hitter Alen Hanson. He swung through an 88 mph fastball at the letters to end his first at-bat and got rung up on an outside pitch in his second at-bat (Phil Cuzzi is going to Phil Cuzzi.)