Milwaukee narrowly escaped out of Chicago's northside with a win and stopped the Cubbies short of pulling off an early season sweep. Thankfully, Milwaukee only has 1 more series this season at Wrigley Field (August); although that's probably not the news that Ryan Braun wanted.
The early-season leader of the Milwaukee Brewers, Ryan Braun, continued his impressive career hot streak going at Wrigley Field yesterday. The right fielder belted what would prove-to-be the game winning HR in the 8th inning. Additionally, Braun added 3 RBI's and he reached 1B five-times yesterday (4 for 5, a walk). He is now hitting .378 at the plate through the first 1.5 weeks of the season.
Prince Fielder has yet to homer this season, but is still batting .294 at this point in the early season. I can't wait for him to explode....and you know it will happen any game now. My money is on this weekend's series with the DC Nationals.
Even more impressive....
Greg Zaun and his recent bout of success at the plate during the Cubs Series. He was flirting with sub-Mendoza Line hit/at-bats by going a pathetic 0-20 at the plate. Zaun went 3-5 in yesterday's win, one being a double.
Casey McGehee went yard as well, blasting a towering shot off of Carlos Zambrano (no decision).
Area for concern.....
None of Milwaukee's pinch hitters got a hit. However, Gomez did reach 1B on an error that was a result of a nicely placed bunt in between first base and the mound. That kid is fast.
Trevor Hoffman recorded his 594th save, which was almost blown by Corey Hart and his inability to wear good sunglasses.
-I absolutely love watching Carlos Zambrano fade from the top ranks of baseball. He's such a d-bag.
-Ben Sheets recorded his first win....in a uniform other than the Brewers. He looked sharp.