Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Brewers Take Another Series

I can't stress this enough, I am really, really enjoying this recent hot streak the Brewers are putting together. With a 7-1 victory tonight against the Diamondbacks, the Brewers have now won their last three series and 8 of their last 9. They now look like a completely different team than they did just a couple of weeks ago in that Boston series.

Tonight the effort was lead by the pitching performance of recent converted starter Seth McClung. The Diamondbacks were able to get a run in the 4th, and lead the game 1-0 up until the sixth. The lead stayed minimal because McClung went 6th innings giving up 6 hits and striking out four (he also went 2 for 2 as well), looking awfully sharp on the mound.

In the sixth, the Brewers offense finally got rolling with a 2-run shot from Ryan Braun, who continues his hot streak. They kept it going with a couple more in the 7th, and then added a few more runs in the 8th thanks to blasts from Prince Fielder and J.J. Hardy. Dillard and Shouse were able to keep the Diamondbacks at just the one run.

The Brewers were able to get those late inning home runs off Arizona phenom Max Scherzer, who was moved to the bullpen after Doug Davis regained his health. The Crew also did most of their damage off of Randy Johnson, after finally figuring him out at the plate. Congrats to Johnson, however, for climbing to 2nd place on the all-time strikeout list.

Also, down on the farm, David Welch of Double-A Huntsville threw a perfect game.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Seth McClung

(AP Photo/Darren Hauck)


Anonymous said...

So we finally get hot and the Cubs win their 9th straight. Can we catch a break?

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