Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brewers Blank Bucs

You gotta love alliterations, and tonight was a good time to use one as Milwaukee bested Pittsburgh 2-0, getting some sort of revenge for their loss last night. With the win, Milwaukee is now in a three-way tie for second place in the NL Central, as the Brewers, Cubs, and Astros all are two games back of St. Louis.

The story in this game in my opinion was a former Cardinal in Braden Looper. Loops Troops threw seven shutout innings allowing just four hits with one strikeout. He'll get the Player of the Game tonight, which makes it two straight starts he's gotten the "award". Looper is pitching well, and while he'll give you a clunker here or there, it's hard to imagine where this team would be without him. Signing Looper to his $6 million option for next season has to be a no-brainer at this point.

Looper was added by Prince Fielder, who ended the night with both of the Crew's RBI. In both instances, Fielder singled home Craig Counsell, and Fielder could have easily won Player of the Game tonight as well. However, in these games I tend to side with the pitching, so the award stays with Looper.


Unknown said...

beyonce - halooooooooo

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