This is insanity....Milwaukee whooped-up on the Pirates AGAIN last night after bouncing back from a let-down game yesterday. The Crew topped the Bucs 11-4 and were led by an unsung leader in Marco Estrada (4-8, 3-2 as a starter). Not only did Estrada beat the Pirates for the 2nd time in 11 games from the mound, he also help at the plate with a couple of sac bunts that advanced a couple of baserunners. Estrada went 7 complete innings and didn't walk a single batter. He gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits.
Latroy Hawkins fumbled a bit by giving up 2 earned during his 8th inning.
Nyjer Morgan went 4 for 6 on the night with a double and 2 runs batted in.
Prince Fielder drove in his 100th RBI of the season, first to reach that mark in all of baseballl; this despite going 1 for 11 in the series. He's due to erupt just in time for the Cubs series. Lucroy had 3 hits and an RBI and McGehee hit his 10th HR of the season.
Milwaukee now has a 10 game lead over St Louis. But keep in mind, they still have to play them 6 times. Their magic number is now 23
Milwaukee has THE biggest divisional lead in all of baseball right now.