Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Parra & Bullpen Team Up On Houston

Despite Manny Parra (10-6) lasting a lowly 4 innings, the young lefty was awarded a win today against the Astros. The young hurler K'd only 2 batters and gave up 6 hits. The Brewers were able to hold of the pesky Astros in the third game of the series and the final match up of the 2008 season. The game was pretty much neck and neck until JJ Hardy blasted a two-run homer in the 7th. Parra's win today was his first since July 20th.

Milwaukee's bullpen turned out to be a reliable crutch for the Brewers this afternoon. Carlos Villenueva threw two complete innings striking out 3 and giving up no hits in an impressive showing. Torres notched his 24th save of the season, giving Milwaukee assurance that his groin may be okay.

-Another sell out for Milwaukee! 41,419 in attendance. That makes 18 straight Wisconsin.

-Hardy hit his 19th HR, as mentioned earlier, to give the badger mutual insurance!

-Weeks went o'fer....but he did get walked 3 times in first game back since re-injuring his thumb.

-Prince Fielder has certainly cooled off, going 16-66 in August thus far. In his last 21 at bats he has only 3 hits.

-The Houston Chronicle called Manny Parra's performance "unimpressive". Sour puss'. He earned his 10th win of the season, that means something here Texans. It wasn't his "A" game, but it delivered a win. Parra should thank Gabe Kapler for throwing out Loretta at the plate to preserve the 3-2 lead before he exited the game!

-Kapler also had a 1-run double today! Way to make up for last night. This is the guy who's work ethic is second to none. He is a working-class hero.

-Kyle Louse was suspended 5 games today, but is appealing it, allowing him to pitch against Milwaukee.

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