Friday, May 2, 2008

Astros Power Past Brew Crew

After the clubhouse was shaken up Friday after learning Yovani Gallardo will likely miss the remainder of the season, it was interesting to see how they would respond in their game that evening against the Astros. At least in the beginning of the game, it looked like they were ready to step up in Gallardo's absence.

When Ryan Braun hit a two run shot in the first, and Carlos Villanueva retired the first 11 batters he faced, it looked the Brewers were going to be able to coast through this one. Add two more runs, including Mike Cameron's first home run as a Brewer, and Milwaukee was looking pretty.

That's when the home run bombardment came from Houston. The Astros went on to score all seven of their runs on home runs, including two from Hunter Pence. They also had back-to-back-to-back home runs in the 6th from Miguel Tejada, Lance Berkman, and Carlos Lee. Apparently, Miguel Tejada hit his home run after promising a boy with muscular dystrophy he would.

Can't really complain about the Brewers offense tonight, they did get four runs off of Roy Oswalt, who has been pitching well as of late. But it's a disappointing outing for Carlos Villanueva, who will be called on to be one of the key members of this club after the news about Gallardo.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Ryan Braun for the 3rd straight day.

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

3 comments:

JamJam said...

They left the bases loaded 3 times tonight. Not going to win too many games doing that.

Winks said...

Didn't catch that, unfortunately I wasn't feeling well and was dozing in and off during the game. With that said, could someone answer my question. Who the hell was hosting Brewers Live?

The Bucky Channel = Turnbow Apologists said...

I agree with jamjam. It wasn't too long ago that the Crew was rocking with RISP. Two homers & an early 4-0 lead & then nothing the rest of the way ... seems more in line with what they were doing (& failing to do) last year.

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