THE San Francisco Giants And Milwaukee Brewers both hope for a positive report on the health of Brewers shortstop Willy Adames before taking the field Saturday afternoon to continue their four-game streak
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Visit giants won the first two clashes 5-0 and 15-1, the latter coming on Friday night in a match in which Adames, watching the Brewers bat from the dugout railing, had to be taken to hospital after being hit in the head with a line drive hit by teammate Brian Anderson
More than two hours later, after seeing his team give up 19 hits and the second-most runs allowed this season, Brewers director Craig Counsell was relieved to pass on what he said was ‘good news’ from the hospital
“He was alert and responsive the whole time. No broken bones,” Counsell said, noting that Adames was going to be kept in the hospital overnight as a precaution. “Obviously he’s in pain, but overall it’s not bad news considering the severity of the situation.”
Both teams believe they need everyone on deck for a pitching duel on Saturday between right-handed staff aces Corbin Burnes (4-4, 3.97 ERA) from the Brewers and Logan Webb (3-5, 2.91) from giants
The All-Star prospects will face off for the second time in their careers. The two pitched brilliantly in their first meeting when the giants won 2-1 in 10 innings at Milwaukee in August 2021. Burnes held the visitors to one run and four hits in seven innings, while Webb was almost a mirror image, allowing one run and three hits in six innings.
Burnes will not only face a hot club on Saturday, but will take the mound on a two-game losing streak in which he was battered for eight runs and 15 hits in 11 innings by the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros.
The 28-year-old started May with a 6-4 loss at San Francisco in which he served a first-inning homer to JD Davis among five runs allowed (only two of which were earned) in six innings. . Burnes faced giants 13 times in his career, six times as a starter, and compiled a 3-2 record with a 2.35 ERA
Davis was among San Francisco’s big hitters on Friday with three hits, including his ninth homer. Patrick Bailey (four), Mitch Haniger (three) and Mike Yastrzemski (three) also all had three or more hits in the club’s ninth win in their last 11 games, this one lifting the giants over .500 for the first time this season
San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler was in no festive mood afterwards, still shaken by the Adames incident.
“Really scary moment for obviously the Brewers and our canoe too. You never want to see a guy put in danger like that,” he observed. “Super scary. Glad he’s apparently okay.
Webb was one of the best pitchers in the National League in May, going 2-0 and having a 1.30 ERA in four starts. He has nothing to show for brilliant outings in his last two outings, limiting the Arizona Diamondbacks and Miami Marlins to a run in 13 innings in 2-1, 1-0 losses.
Webb has never lost to the Brewersgoing 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA in three starts
The 26-year-old did not throw when the giants took two of the three of the Brewers in a home series earlier this month. Milwaukee’s 7-3 victory came after San Francisco won the first two games 6-4 and 4-1