Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yovani Gallardo Does It All, as Brewers Sweep Pirates

Yovani Gallardo struck out 11 batters yesterday afternoon at Miller Park. That's a personal best for Gallardo. Yovani pitched a complete game last Friday, and continues to keep opposing batters from scoring. He's given up only two runs in the past three games. In yesterday's game against the Pirates, Gallardo struck out the first nine batters to come to the plate.

What brought the Miller Park crowd to their feet was Gallardo's solo home run in the seventh inning yesterday afternoon. It was the only run scored by Milwaukee, but that was enough to defeat the Pirates. Ian Snell pitched a great game, but Gallardo gave up only two hits the entire day, and got the win. This was Milwaukee's 15th straight win against the Pirates. The last time Pittsburgh defeated Milwaukee was in late May of last year.

Tonight, Suppan will face Scherzer of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks have struggled on the road, and Milwaukee needs to take advantage of that fact. Milwaukee has clawed their way back to a winning record, and is currently 3.5 games behind the Cardinals.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Brewers Pitchers Walk Nine; Slip to 4-9

Ryan Braun had a career night against the defending champion Phillies. Braun went 5 for 5, knocked out two homers and did what he could to keep the Brew in the game. Unfortunately for Braun and his teamates, it wasn't enough. Manny Parra layed another egg on the mound and he and members of the bullpen surrendered 9 walks.

Ken Macha is sick and tired of all of the pitching staffs bases on balls. The Brewers lead the majors in walks allowed and these free passes are making it very difficult for them to stay in games.

Let's see if Brandon Looper and company can get things under control and get the Crew a most needed victory tonight.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Brewers Beat Cubs in Opener With 9th Inning Heroics!

The Milwaukee Brewers won their 2009 opener in dramatic fashion, beating their arch rival Cubs 4-3 yesterday. Rickie Weeks tied the game in the botton of the ninth inning with a ringing double to leftfield and then scored the winning run with a headfirst slide at home plate.

The Brewers collected only four hits in the game, but some how came away with a very big win. It sure felt like the Crew was about to take one on the chin, especially since they hadn't had a hit since the fourth inning. Maybe winning in such a dramatic fashion will get the offense going.

Let's hope the Crew get their bats going today and are able to beat up on Carlos Zambrano.

Go Brew!!