Tuesday, April 6, 2010

McGehee's Blast Powers Crew

Here's to hoping that this is the last time I'm excited about the Brewers getting back to .500, as hopefully it's a winning season from here on out. Still, it's nice to get the first win out of the way, and the Brewers did that as they beat the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Miller Park on Tuesday. Randy Wolf, while not pitching great, did pick up his first win of the season going 6 2/3 innings, giving up four runs off nine hits. That, coupled with a strong outing from the bullpen and some offensive fireworks helped get the Brewers the win.

The Brewers fell behind early, but Casey McGehee hit a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning, and the Brewers never looked back. McGehee hits the POTG for his efforts. Now Colorado definitely put up a fight, but the Brewers would keep distancing themselves. Prince Fielder, Alcides Escobar, and Rickie Weeks all delivered with RBIs, with Weeks' being courtesy of a home run of his own.

There were some struggles on offense however. Carlos Gomez went 0-for-4 following a brilliant performance on Opening Day, and Corey Hart went hitless in his first start of the season. Gregg Zaun didn't get anything done in the 6-hole, as he went 0-for-4 leaving five men on base. Still, I'll take infield fly rule pop-ups from Zaun over choppers to third from Kendall any day of the week, so I'm not too concerned there.

As I alluded to earlier, the Brewers were able to keep the Rockies at bay late in the game because of their bullpen. Mitch Stetter only worked one batter, but he got the job done. LaTroy Hawkins struck out two and and gave up no hits in his first appearance as a Brewer, and Trevor Hoffman got the save although he did allow one run.

There's been a lot of offense in the Brewers first two games, and hopefully they can bring some more of that on Wednesday as they finish up their series with the Rockies. The game actually starts at 12:10pm, a little earlier than usual. It will be Doug Davis versus Aaron Cook, and coverage will be on both FSN Wisconsin and the MLB Network.

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