Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Home Runs Give Parra the Victory

No question about it, the Brewers rely on the long ball. They've been dependent on the home run for a few years now, and tonight's game (I had originally wrote "gaetme". Add that to the list why bloggers aren't credible!) was a prime example of that. Sometimes, when the team struggles to find hits and has to resort to such tactics such as having Corey Hart bunt, it can be pretty frustrating. But when the Brewers smash five home runs, leaving not a single man on base, en route to a 7-0 victory against the Blue Jays? Things become a little less frustrating.

Fielder in the 2nd, Counsell in the 3rd, Branyan in the 4th, and then a pair from Braun in the 6th and the 8th was more than enough for the Brewers tonight. It was great run support for Manny Parra, who struck out five batters and only allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings. He was backed up from Mark DeFelice, who went two scoreless as well. You have to admit, Parra has been looking really good of late. The pitching staff has stepped up, and I'm less inclined to believe we make a trade for a Maddux/Burnett type. As I've said before, we're not moving either Sheets or Suppan, McClung has been delivering, Parra has been dealing, and even Dave Bush is holding up his end of the bargain. I still wouldn't be surprised by a move, but I also wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see one.

This was a very impressive win for the Brewers, who are coming off a disappointing series against the Twins. It was also nice to welcome back Lyle Overbay and Kevin Mench, and Miller Park responded kindly. It was sure nice to see those giant "O" cut-outs again.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: The home-runs were impressive, especially the two from Braun, but we're giving it to Parra for allowing just four hits and no runs.

(AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

2 comments:

GDK said...

RELIEVER DAVID RISKE STRUCK OUT ALL THREE BATTERS HE FACED IN HIS REHAB OUTING WITH CLASS AAA NASHVILLE TONIGHT. LOOK FOR HIM TO REJOIN THE CLUB TOMORROW.


From jsonline.com this could help things out too. Maybe the bats get going the pen will start working and the brewers will make a move to the top

b2 said...

i usually don't point out typos but what the hell happened when you were typing "game" in the second sentence?

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