Finally, the Crew had their first series sweep of the season and are now at .500 on the year. Yovanni Gallardo (3-1), pitched another gem of a game this afternoon lasting 8 complete innings, giving up a measely two hits and striking out 11 batters. This also included 5 scoreless/hitless innings as well!
Gallardo (2) also won the game for them on offense by driving a 7th inning pitch out of the park, proving to be the only run of the game. This was Milwaukee's 15 straight win over Pittsburgh.
At the plate, Milwaukee was led by Fielder, Hart, and Chris Duffy who all doubled.
JJ Hardy went ofer....again. Fielder went 2 for 3 and was reached base 3 times.
-Mike Rivera was placed on the DL this afternoon. Despite reports X-Ray reports coming back negative. As I stated this morning, Salome will probaby be the one brought up. However, it may make sense for Vincent Rottino to get the call. Despite not being a full-time catcher.
-The Buc's finished April with their first winning record since 2002!
-Milwaukee outscored the Pirates 17-10 in the series.
-Mike Cameron is close to hitting the 250/250 club! He's only 4 homeruns away from the feat and is already 291 career stolen bases.
Lastly, good news for the Appleton area...NCAA has decided to keep the D-III World Series right there in Grand Chute's Time Warner Field!