Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Prince Saves The Season For Another Day

With the Cubs unable to beat the Mets on consecutive nights, the Brewers had no option but to beat the Pirates on Tuesday night to keep their playoff hopes alive. For much of the game, it looked like that wasn't going to be the case. When the Brewers did take the lead in the 7th, Guillermo Mota decided to give up a two run home run. But when the Crew was down 5-4 in the 8th, that's when the Brewers decided to do something they haven't done much as of late.

The Brewers delivered in the clutch!

In the 8th inning, it was Jason Kendall, doubling in J.J. Hardy to tie the game at five. Then, in the bottom of 9th, the one person who is actually playing well in the month of September came through once again for the Brewers. Prince Fielder sent the 36,612 fans home happy with a two run blast to keep the Crew one game back in the Wild Card chase.

Milwaukee has five games to go, and they remain one back from the Mets as they try to re-earn the playoff birth they previously have given away. It's absolutely imperative the Brewers win every game they can, and let the Cubs and Marlins determine the fate of the Mets. At this point, that's really all you can ask for.

Box Score.

TBC's Player of the Game: Prince Fielder

(And oh, by the way, Gallardo has been cleared to pitch again)


Ben said...

That was an exciting end... to think I was going to give up and change the channel....

Anonymous said...

tied the bucky channel player of the game standings!

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