Another come from behind win!
Milwaukee 8 Marlins 6
First place in NL Central
Braden Looper (3-2) gave up 5 runs in one of his rougher starts to the season. The Marlins zero'd in on him right away in the first inning and they were crushing his fast ball. After going 6 complete innings, Looper gave up 8 hits, 1 walk, and tallied 6 K's.
The bullpen put the icing on the cake last night with a solid 3 innings put in by Coffey (who did give up run), Mitch Stetter, Carlos Villanueva, and a 1-2-3 inning close by Trevor Hoffman (7 saves). You can't say enough about this pen. Let's hope they keep this streak alive.
Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin....Rickie Weeks is now the hottest player on the team (not looks-wise)! He has now tallied 9 homers and is batting a hefty .286 in the lead-off spot. Could it be that Milwaukee finally has a true lead-off batter? It's a long season, let's stay tuned. Now if only Weeks could improve his speaking skills. Listening to him last night in the post-game was pretty tough. Doesn't matter, Weeks had a three hit night (triple, single, homer) and was a double shy of a cycle. Remember, it was the show stopper Chad Moeller who hit the last cycle for the Brewers and the first in Miller Park.
There wasn't a player in the line-up who had two hits (besides Rickie).
JJ Hardy left the game early with headaches. He was able to crush a triple (that was close to being gone) that scored a run.
Craig Counsell continued his mid-life crisis of a hot streak, driving in two runs on one hit. He is now batting .328!
Jason Kendall added a pair of RBI's.
-In order to make room for the newly arrived prospect, Mat Gamel, Milwaukee sent down Brad Nelson (rightfully so) to AAA-Nashville. Why so soon on Gamel? Well, remember when they first brought up Prince? Melvin loves to bring up minor leaguers just in time for inter-league play on the road. That way he is able to utilize them as a designated hitter. Case in point with our coming series in Minneapolis next weekend.
-Instant Replay was used last night. Although in worked in Milwaukee's favor.....I am still not a fan.