Milwaukee scored 3 runs in the 9th inning to come from behind and beat the San Fransisco Gigantes. Unreal game. Prince Fielder provided the dramatics by hitting a double down the first baseline. The Crew had to come from behind twice; they were down 4 runs through out most of the game and then down 6-4 in the 9th when Trevor Hoffman struggled the entire inning.
Thankfully, he will not be credited with the loss....rather a win, thanks to Fielder's game winning hit.
Seth McClung will probably make his last start of the 2009 season. He lasted only 4 innings before getting yanked, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs. He struck out 3 batters and probably could've lasted longer had there been some early run-support. No-brainer right?
Chris Smith fared much better, lasting 2 innings and striking out 3. He did give up a HR though.
Coffey & Stetter are proving to be one of the best set-up team in the NL. Despite Stetter bombing Thursday's game, he was lights out tonight.
Prince Fielder (19) & Casey McGehee (4) went yard, back-to-back. It was Casey's shot that tied it up 4-4.
Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and Mike Rivera all doubled.
Mike Cameron made the best catch of the year (to date, for the Crew) when he robbed a homerun in deep center. But....he then had a brain fart when he hit the first pitch and grounded out in to a double play when the Crew was down 2.
Bill Hall had a hit!
-Prince Fielder is having a career-season and could possibly be competing for the NL MVP. Granted, it's way early in even thinking about this. However, Fielder has yet to have a lengthy slump this season. He's not just hitting for power either, the man has 18 doubles and is batting .300 thus far. It has been his career goal to hit .300 for the year. It will likely come down to Albert Pujols and Prince for the NL MVP. With Raul Ibanez on the 15 day DL (groin) with a nagging injury that probably won't go away, rather it will be a reoccurring nuisance.
I am kicking myself for even mentioning the idea of trading Prince for a starting pitcher this past off-season.
-Jeremy Jeffress is a douche bag who, yet again, failed a drug test (POT) and got served with a 100 game suspension. One more time, and he has a lifetime ban from the Minors.
-Some more news on Milwaukee being buyers
-Tom Haudricourt takes a unique stance on the state of Milwaukee's pitching. Basically, the Crew is in trouble now. But, there are some crafty pitchers working their way up in the minors. You could even throw Jeffress in to that picture. Jake Odorizzi is ranked #2 in the farm system, and he's only playing rookie ball in Arizona. Zach Braddock is a southpaw that is playing in Huntsville, listed #1 on the list.