San Francisco plays Milwaukee, aims to build on Samardzija’s solid outing
Milwaukee; Friday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: San Francisco heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija went seven innings, giving up zero runs on four hits with two strikeouts against St. Louis.
The Brewers are 27-18 on their home turf. Milwaukee has hit 155 home runs this season, third in the MLB. Christian Yelich leads the club with 31, averaging one every 9.8 at-bats.
The Giants are 21-22 in road games. San Francisco ranks last in the National League in hitting with a .230 batting average. Buster Posey leads the club with an average of .253.
TOP PERFORMERS: Yelich leads the Brewers with 100 hits and has 67 RBIs. Jesus Aguilar is 6-for-14 with a double, three home runs and six RBIs over the last 10 games for Milwaukee.
LAST 10 GAMES: Brewers: 4-6, .207 batting average, 4.26 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Giants: 7-3, .277 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Brewers Injuries: Bobby Wahl: 60-day IL (knee), Brent Suter: 60-day IL (elbow), Jimmy Nelson: 10-day IL (elbow), Corey Knebel: 60-day IL (elbow), Gio Gonzalez: 10-day IL (arm), Christian Yelich: day-to-day (back), Ryan Braun: day-to-day (knee), Orlando Arcia: day-to-day (shoulder).