Half-Naked Man Invades Miller Park Field During Brewers-Giants Game

An RBI single by Eduardo Nunez would make it 8-5 and that would be it for Barnes, who couldn't retire a single batter in the inning.

The Giants rallied after Melancon blew a two-run lead in the ninth. Milwaukee added another in the 3rd inning on a solo homer by Eric Thames, his 16th of the season, and scored their third run of the game in the 5th inning.

Brewers: Milwaukee had to go to its up-and-down bullpen early after Espino went just four innings, allowing five hits and three runs.

The Brewers offense got things going again in the with another first inning run, making it 1-0 on an RBI single by Domingo Santana. But third baseman Eduardo Nunez, who was playing in, snared a line drive by Jett Bandy just to his right to save a potential extra-base hit.

The ninth also featured an odd play after Thames reached on a walk.

Jesús Aguilar then pulled a double to left that seemingly allowed Thames to score from first base to tie the game.

It seemed as though Milwaukee was on their way to winning the game when Jesus Aguilar hit a ball to left field that Eric Thames would score on. Upon review, however, it was determined that the ball had lodged underneath the padding and was ruled a ground rule double, even though the Giants' outfielder played the ball as though it was live and didn't signal that it was unplayable.

A would-be double-play ball off the bat of pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson trickled off the glove of Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia, giving the Giants runners at the corners.

The Brewers held their own against Johnny Cueto, who'd entered the game having recorded eight straight victories against them. The streak started on September 25, 2012, while he was with the Cincinnati Reds. He gave up seven hits and two runs (one earned) in five innings.

Brewers: RHP Matt Garza went on the 10-day disabled list before the game because of a bruised chest. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy gave C Buster Posey the day off and RF Hunter Pence wasn't in the starting lineup before being utilized as a pinch hitter.

Milwaukee is now on the road for their next 7 games, starting with a weekend series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona Friday night. To make room for Espino on the roster, Milwaukee optioned OF Brett Phillips back to Colorado Springs.

The Brewers plan to call up minor leaguer Paulo Espino to take Garza's spot in the rotation in the series finale against the Giants on Thursday. Phillips appeared in two games and went 1-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his first major league action. In the sixth inning of a 3-3 game, Hill drove another double, and Slater, who was running on the pitch, easily scored from first.

  • Julie Sanders