San Francisco Giants defeat Milwaukee Brewers, 9-3

The boos came loud, and they came hard.

Frustration was obvious, and it was warranted.

The Milwaukee Brewers just completed their ugliest four-game stretch of the season, five if you throw in the last loss in St. Louis, and the fans occupying the seats at Miller Park let them know it wasn't appreciated.

It was a series filled with errors on routine plays, a lack of timely hitting, awful situational execution and a horrendous pitching performance culminating with a...

Ken Macha hesitated to leave Ryan Braun's name out of the lineup Wednesday because the leftfielder had such good numbers (.462, two home runs) against the reigning two-time Cy Young award-winning Tim Lincecum.

Then the Milwaukee Brewers manager watched Braun strike out twice in hideous fashion against the San Francisco ace, both on balls buried in the dirt.

With that final piece of evidence, Macha gave Braun the day off Thursday. Even though the all-star outfielder w...