Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brewers Keep Braves Scoreless Again

In eighteen innings against the Braves so far this series, the Brewers have allowed a total of zero runs. The pitching and the defense behind it have stepped up to make up for the debacle that was the series in Florida. Granted, Ryan Braun looked foolish in left field tonight, but the bottom line is that for the second night in a row the Brewers shut-out Atlanta, with Saturday's score in favor of Milwaukee 3-0.

While I gave the Player of the Game to the pitcher on Friday night for going scoreless, I will be doing no such thing tonight. Prince Fielder was the definite player of the game in this one as he smacked two solo shots in this one. Fielder also made a key play at first, collecting the ball and subsequently throwing Nate McLouth out at home. The games other run was scored via a Craig Counsell double.

Jeff Suppan did pitch well on the mound tonight, although he only lasted 5 1/3 innings, giving up six hits and striking out two. After that, Todd Coffey, Mitch Stetter, Carlos Villaneuva all kept the Braves at bay, while Trevor Hoffman remained perfect collecting his 15th save of the season.

With the win, the Brewers improve to a two game lead in the NL Central, and are rebounding nicely after a rough start to the road trip. Game three takes place Sunday afternoon, first pitch at 12:35pm.

In seven days, God created the world. And in seven seconds, I shattered mine.


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