Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Milwaukee Brewers Win Opener in Chicago 4-3; Suppan to Pitch Wednesday

The Milwaukee Brewers started the season off on the right foot with a gutty 4-3 victory over the Cubs in 10 innings in Chicago for the '08 opener on Monday.

Ben Sheets pitched an impressive six innings despite having to wait out a couple of rain delays. His two hit, seven strikeout outing was exactly what the Brew needed to get the season started. Both Torres and Mota pitched strongly in late inning relief.

Both teams were held scoreless through eight innings, in a well played pitching duel. Both Carlos Zambrano and Sheets held their respective opponents at bay.

Tony Gwynn Jr. had two hits, a sacrafice, a steal and played a very good centerfield. The Brewers manufactured three runs in the top of the ninth inning and handed Greg Gagne a 3-0 lead.

Gagne almost came unglued and promply gave up the three run cusion, puntuated by a three run Fukadome homerun. Ned Yost decided to let Gagne work his way out the ninth and fortunately for the Crew, Gagne got the Brew to the 10th inning.

Again, the Brewers did a great job of manufacturing another run to take the lead 4-3. David Riske came in in the bottom of the 10th and impressively shut the door on the Cubs, collecting his first save as a Brewer.

It was a hard fought game that the Brewers deserved to win.

Jeff Suppan pitches Wednesday afternoon in game two of a three game series.

Opening day for the Brewers is this Friday, 4/4. Get out to Miller Park and cheer on the Crew!!

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The Brew is looking tough