Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brewers Use Extra Innings to Sweep Tribe

Not a bad way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Major League if you ask me, as the Brewers sweep the Indians in Cleveland with a 8-7 extra innings victory. J.J. Hardy hit a sac fly in the 11th to score the winning run, and then Mark DiFelice and Mitch Stetter were able to keep Cleveland off the board to get the victory.

There was some bad news in this one though. Braun left the game early for Jody Gerut because his back was acting up, although Braun should be fine after Thursday's off day. Bill Hall hit a home run, which I see as bad news because it just prolongs his time on this team. But the worst news is that Trevor Hoffman had another rough outing, this time blowing a save when he gave up two runs in the 9th. Yikes.

But the Brewers won, and the POTG honor is going to go to one of these two men:

Corey Hart - 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBI, one run scored.
J.J. Hardy - 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 run scored, game winning sacrifice fly.

This is about as tough of a pick as we've had all year, but I'm going to go with Corey Hart. Yes, Hardy had the sac fly, and had it been a hit he might have got the honor. Hart hit his home run in the 9th inning when this one looked to be in the hands of Milwaukee, but as it turned out, that home run kept the Brewers in the ballgame. That, and he had two of his RBI with two outs, which is a big stat. I could have gone either way on this, but tonight I'm going Corey.

2 comments:

Travis said...

Willie Mays Hays in Major League

Winks said...

1 - Chad Lyons, GDK, Travis

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