Sunday, August 24, 2008

Twenty Games over .500 For the First Time Since 1992

If the Brewers are going to be blessed with the Pirates making up more than a quarter of their remaining schedule, they better take advantage of it. So far in this series, they have, as they were once against victorious Saturday night in a 6-3 contest.

Jeff Suppan continues to pitch well post All-Star break, going seven innings and giving up three runs. He improves his record to 9-7, and drops his ERA to 4.58. Brian Shouse let Suppan's earned run come home in the 8th inning, but otherwise kept his card scoreless. Salomon Torres then had the chance to pitch the 9th versus his old team, and earned his 25th save of the season.
The Brewers were able to chip away at the Pirates Tom Gorzelanny early. Corey Hart had a sac fly RBI, Prince Fielder added another two, and Ryan Braun brought three runners home. The bottom of the order struggled however, as the only hit that didn't come from the top four batters was a Jeff Suppan single.

The Brewers go for the sweep against Pittsburgh on Sunday, start time 1:05 pm. Look for my parents in the 2nd row behind home plate, as they somehow keep scoring these tickets yet don't invite me.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Prince Fielder. Could have been Braun, but Prince was the difference maker early, and had a nice game at 1st.

(AP Photo/Darren Hauck)


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