Sunday, August 16, 2009

Astros Take the Finale

I think it's safe to assume that if it's a Sunday, the Brewers are probably going to lose. They followed that trend again today with an 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros at Miller Park. Milwaukee had the lead a couple of times in this one, but ultimately couldn't overcome the final deficit.

Braden Looper was your starting pitcher for this one, turning in another average performance of four runs in six innings. David Weathers gave up another three runs later in the ballgame, and Mitch Stetter allowed one as well. Good stuff.

Offensively, Ryan Braun continued his recent tear and hit his 26th home run of the season. Prince Fielder joined the party and hit his 30th as well. He almost hit number 31 with two outs and two runners on in the 9th inning, which would have tied the game at eight a piece. However, Hunter Pence was able to catch the pop fly just short of the fence in right field, preserving the victory for the Astros.

So we're back to one game under .500, but they played much much better this series. String a couple more series like this together, and maybe we could make a September push. Not likely, but not impossible.

Player of the Game: Ryan Braun


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