Don't look now kids....but the lovable Brew Crew is in the middle of a hot streak. Coincidentally, this recent tear is unfolding in the midst of Bob Uecker coming back from Heart Surgery! Milwaukee has now won 4 straight and this was their first sweep over the Twins since 1996.
According to Madison.com, Bob Uecker made a surprise appearance in the booth with Corey Provos during the game. I was at work and was not able to tune in, so I don't know what what was all discussed. He had a great one-liner according Madison.com:
"I'm getting better, I'm feeling stronger," said Uecker who thanked the fans for the mail, cards, "and postage due on those cards".
Today's 5-0 beating of the Twins provides proof that the Crew might have turned things around and are on the up & up. They are with in striking distance of reaching the .500 point before the mid-summer classic arrives. Milwaukee swept the Twins right out of town this afternoon with the strong outing by Yovanni Gallardo (7-3), who saw his ERA drop to 2.36 on the season. He has a perfect game going in to the 6th inning. This was Yovanni's 2nd complete game shut-out. He recorded 12 SO's and no walks.....this only further proves to the MLB fans that Yovanni is one of the best in the league. He was always struggling with his walks, but he has recently kept this in check and he continues to dominate with his strike-outs.
Rickie Weeks continued his hot streak by blasting his 12 HR of the season, while Prince Fielder collected his 14th. Corey Hart went 1 for 3, driving in 1 RBI (56 RBI).
Jim Edmonds stranded 3 on-base while going 1 for 4 on the afternoon, a day after collecting 2 doubles in last night's win.