Reds 7 - Brewers 6
Yovanni Gallardo didn't look himself last night at Miller Park. It could be the fact that the stupid-ass Bucks were on FSWisconsin and the Crew was on WMLW. Since moving to the northwoods of Wisconsin, I have had to miss all the games broadcasted on that station. You can't get it up here. So I watched the game on some bootleg internet website. It was "choppy" and a little distorted, but it served it's purpose.
Although Milwaukee had the lead most of the first couple of innings in a teeter-tot type ball game, it wasn't until the 3rd inning when Yovanni Gallardo (1-1) gave up 6 runs. The ugliest part of the game? Edwin Encarnacion's grand salami blast off a weak fast ball that was hung across the middle of the plate.
Yo went 5 innings giving up only 3 hits in his outting, but also gave out 3 free passes and beamed a player (with bases loaded). He ended the evening giving up 7 runs.
Rickie Weeks was beamed in the face by Edison Volquez while attempting a bunt. It looked pretty bad, but Weeks was able to bounce up and take first.
Oddly enough the Brewers had 10 hits, compared to the Reds' 6. Corey Hart (3) and JJ Hardy (1) both went yard for the crew. Jay Bruce (1) and Encarnacion(1) went the distance for the Reds.
Even more grotesque is the fact that Milwaukee leads the National League in walks (35).
Jason Kendal snapped an embarrassing streak by hitting a single last night. He was 0 for 30+ at bats, dating back to last season. He then hit in to a double play in the later part of the game. Lovely. It may be time to give Rivera more starts, dude can hit.
The Milwaukee-Chicago game on Sunday Night Baseball drew a 11.8 audience, which was tops. Hopefully the major networks pick up the Cardinal-Brewer series' too.