Saturday, April 30, 2011
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2:31 PM Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Shaun Marcum, Yuniesky Betancourt No comments
Despite the fact that Zach Greinke has yet to debut in a Brewers uniform this season and despite the fact that Yovani Gallardo has been flat out struggling as of late, the Brewers still getting ace-like performances out of their pitching staff. The latest was from a guy who could easily be the ace of half of the staffs in the league, Shaun Marcum. Marcum went seven innings giving up just three hits and no runs, pushing the Brewers towards their fifth shutout of the season.
“I told him (being ill) was going to work in his favor,” Prince Fielder said to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “His game is spotting (the ball) and changing speeds. Usually when guys like that feel under the weather, it’s that much more in their favor.”
Prince's performance at the plate worked in Marcum's favor as well, as the big first baseman cranked a shot into right field and had two RBI on the night. Also homering were Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt, who hit his first blast of the season.
The end result, a 5-0 win for Milwaukee, who will look to grab a series victory with a win tonight as Randy Wolf takes the mound tonight against Wandy Rodriguez.
POTG: Shaun Marcum
Marcum feeling ill
Battles through, and dominates
Makes Houston feel sick