Sunday, June 15, 2008

Brewers Bounce Back Against Twins

I'm a little calmer than I was yesterday, thanks to the Brewers managing to pull out the 4-2 victory today against the Twins. It's just the first interleague victory of the year for Milwaukee, who will now face the Blue Jays and Orioles at Miller Park this week.

The Crew got another strong performance out of Seth McClung, who has been impressive in his time as a starter. You have to think he's the third best guy in that rotation right now, ahead of Parra and Bush. He went six innings today, giving up 2 runs on just 4 hits. He struck out 4 as well, and showed his stuff at the plate with a double into the gap. I'm loving everything about Big Red right now.

However, the Crew weren't giving McClung much support early in the game. That changed when, in the 6th inning, Mike Cameron hit the 2-run home run he told his kids he would hit. Many of the player's families were in town for Father's Day, and Cameron before the game talked about how he wanted to hit a home run for his kids, because they like to see Bernie come down the slide. He did just that, and put the Brewers into the lead 3-2.

The Brewers added another run from there, and then we got to see Guillermo Mota dominate in the 8th. In Yost's press conference on Saturday he talked about how he was playing the game to win that day, yet he rested Mota for Sunday. Contradiction aside, his move paid off today as Mota was brilliant. Still cost us the game yesterday, though.

Torres then came on in the 9th for the save, and he's pretty much locked down that closer role, whether Gagne is healthy or not. You would think.

Crew have Monday off, and then welcome in the Blue Jays (who were once my least favorite team in baseball, I'll have more on that tomorrow.)

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Mike Cameron

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)


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