Sunday, May 25, 2008

McClung Delivers Against Nationals

He only pitched five innings and 68 pitches, but Seth McClung's start on Saturday was a welcome sign to Milwaukee that maybe there is hope in that pitching staff after all. Thrust into the starting role after the struggles of Carlos Villanueva (among others), McClung didn't waste his opportunity in making his switch from the bullpen. McClung gave up 2 runs and struck out 4, and earned his second win of the season.

McClung was aided offensively as well, more specifically by the long ball. Corey Hart hit a 2 run shot in the 4th inning to give the Brewers the lead, and then later Mike Cameron added one for some insurance. Weeks and Kendall also added RBI's in the game.

As well as McClung pitched, his bullpen stepped up for him as well. Villanueva came in relief to pitch one scoreless inning, followed by two scoreless from Guillermo Mota. With Gagne on the DL, Solomon Torres came in for the save, even though the 9th inning wasn't easy to get through after some Bill Hall errors.
But the Brewers took care of business, and took the game from Washington 5-2.

Every win we've had in the last week has been of the "Ok, we can turn it around now style", but then the Brewers sputter a bit in response. Hopefully Saturday night's win can actually get things kick started.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Seth McClung


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