Monday, June 2, 2008

How the Brewers Got Their Groove Back

Excuse the lame article title, but I'm really enjoying this recent wave of Brewers success right now. A return to Miller Park has brought with it a 6-1 record, and the Brewers are now 2 games over .500 with their 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night. I don't know if it's because they are at home, or if it's because things have finally started to click, but every Brewer fan has to be happy with the results of the last seven days.

Tonight's game didn't start out too promising. By the top of the 7th, the D'Backs had a 3-1 lead, and former Brewer Doug Davis was dealin' against his old team. The Brewers got some base runners on in the 7th, and when it looked like they were about to hit into a double play, a throwing error at home gave them two runs and tied the game at three.

Up to this point, the Brewers were getting another good performance out of Jeff Suppan. He gave up seven hits in seven innings, but also struck out six at the plate. Guillermo Mota came in for the 8th inning, and was in line for the win after yet another Prince Fielder home run. Fielder is finally playing the way many of us thought he would. Not only has his power returned, but he also played great defense today and even stole a base.

So with the 4-3 lead, Salomon Torres came in for the save. He did have some problems, especially after a Jason Kendall throwing error at first, but was able to settle down and give the Brewers the victory.

Maybe it's Miller Park that is the reason, maybe they are finally just clicking, or maybe someone fed Prince a steak in his sleep. Whatever it is, the Brewers have their groove back.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Prince Fielder

(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

1 comments:

GDK said...

Torres should get a half for player of the game because he did not let the bases loaded get to him like other RP would do.

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