Wednesday, May 28, 2008

One is Enough for Brew Crew

I'll gladly pay Jeff Suppan some 10 million dollars a year for performances like the one he delivered on Wednesday night. Suppan went 8 innings, giving up four hits and striking out 7. His season ERA dipped to 3.93, and he won his 3rd game of the season. Most of all, he gave the kind of performance the pitching staff needs to give, especially as our offense is still looking to find it's rhythm.

On the other side of the coin was the offense, which only mustered up three hits in the contest. However, they finally came through when they needed to, as a Rickie Weeks triple scored J.J. Hardy in the 8th inning. With a 1-0 lead, Solomon Torres then came in for the save, and picked up his 4th of the season.

The Brewers are now back to 1 game under .500, at 26-27, and will be looking for the series sweep Thursday afternoon. They are still not hitting on all cylinders, but appear to be regaining some of their swagger, which is a great sign at this point.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Jeff Suppan. He gets it for his efforts throughout the game, but mainly for his matchup with Braves catcher Brian McCann in the 8th. McCann was complaining about balls and strikes, and wouldn't enter the batter's box. The ump told Suppan to pitch, and he threw a perfect strike to bring the count to 0-2 and eventually strike him out. Just one of the key pitches by Suppan tonight, who really looked impressive.

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)


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