Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bats Stay Hot Against Pirates

After putting up a ten spot in the first inning against the Nationals on Sunday afternoon, you'd be fair to wonder if the Brewers had anything left in those bats of theirs. The Pittsburgh Pirates found out the hard way that the Brewers weren't done swinging just yet. Milwaukee put up seven runs in the first three innings, doing most of the work the hard way - RBI singles, walks, and sac flys, much different than relying on the long ball as they've done so often. They did get a solo shot from Corey Hart later to put the exclamation point on an 8-1 victory in PNC Park.

As impressive as they were at the plate on Monday Night, the Brewers Player of the Game award for tonight has go to Dave Bush. Finally, finally!, a starting pitcher delivered a performance that we can actually be proud of. Bush went seven innings giving up just three hits and striking out too. Bush has actually been pitching the best of all our starters this season, and this game helped him lower his ERA to 2.41. We all know it's rare for Bush to have anything sub-.400, so this is nice to see. It's the first time this season we've given a starting pitcher the POTG honor, which is way too late in the season for that to happen. Nice job, Dave.

Because of the Bucks taking over FSN Wisconsin, much of Wisconsin was unable to see this game, and it's really a shame. In the last two games, the Brewers have put up eighteen runs. On Sunday, opposing starter pitcher Jason Marquis didn't even record an out, and on Monday the Brewers chased Charlie Morton out of the game after one inning. Now if we can just get a few more performances like this from our staff, this could actually be a decent season. Oh, how we dream.

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