Saturday, May 8, 2010

Wild, Wild West

With Friday night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks tied at two in the 5th inning, the Brewers were looking for a way to take the lead and never look back. Joe Inglett had just been thrown out at home, so that didn't work. Perhaps D'Backs starter Edwin Jackson felt bad about the Brewers not scoring, so he threw a wild pitch that allowed Ryan Braun to slide into home. That was all the Brewers would need, as the bullpen locked it down after to give Milwaukee the 3-2 victory.

Trevor Hoffman, Carlos Villaneuva, and Todd Coffey pitched a combined four scoreless innings, collectively only giving up one hit. This was after a short, yet very effective performance by Yovani Gallardo. YoGa continued his dominance as of late by giving up two runs off of three hits over five innings. Of those fifteen outs that he collected though, ten of them were strikeouts. That's an average of two strikeouts per inning my dear friends.

The offense wasn't spectacular in this one, but they did do enough to get the victory. Jim Edmonds and Rickie Weeks both homered for the Brewers, and really on this night it was enough. I think I'm going to go back to Gallardo for the Player of the Game award. Five innings isn't a lot, but he's been pitching very well lately and you can't shy away from the ten strikeouts.

The Brewers and D'Backs will face off in game two of this series tonight. Actually, the game is going on as I write this, which is lazy writing on my part. I'd do a live blog about it like the good old times, but the roomies are watching softcore right now for the plot, so I got that going on right now.


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