Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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He's been struggling for the most part so far this season, and his batting practice before Monday's game was one of the worst he's had all year. But Corey Hart is the toast of Brew City on Monday night in a game that saw him hit three home runs, the first Brewer to do so since Geoff Jenkins in 2003. It was about this time last year when Corey Hart found his stroke and went on to have a brilliant season, so hopefully tonight can be the start of that as well. For this Brewers team to succeed, they need success out of the two-hole, and while we're not going to see performances like this really ever again, it's good to see that Hart at least appears to be returning to last year's form.
Hart's night at the plate overshadowed a great outing from Yovani Gallardo who, after struggling throughout April, now has four straight quality starts. Yovani threw a solid seven innings allowing just five hits and the one run. He struck out nine along the way, and lowered his ERA to 4.35 on the season. That's still an un-Yovani like ERA from Gallardo, but it's nice to see that we're a long way away from last month when we were wondering whether or not to go into a panic attack over this guy.
It's a lot easy to pitch well though when the pressure is off, and Corey Hart took off all of the pressure with his seven RBI performance as the Brewers picked up the 11-3 victory over the Nationals. Many websites and blogs had poll questions up this weekend asking if the Brewers were for real after the sweep or if their successful weekend was just an illusion. For that reason, it was nice to see the Brewers not only follow up their impressive sweep with a victory, but with a victory of this magnitude. Clearly, Hart is the player of the game, and I'm looking forward to what the Brewers have in store for Tuesday night's game.
Three home runs, wear 'em Corey.
Sunglasses at Night!