Wednesday, September 28, 2011

95-66: Prince blasts 3 HR's in route

Brewers beat the Pirates last night 6-4 behind a career night by Prince Fielder.  He hit his 36, 37, and 38th home run of the season while Rickie Weeks blasted the longest home run by a right handed batter in Miller Park history. 

It was another tough day on the mound however, as Randy Wolf looked sloopy and out of sync with George Kottaras.  He gave up 4 earned runs on 9 hits in only 5.2 innings of work (the 5.2 innings is normal for pre-playoffs).  Regardless, Randy Wolf's era will finish at a surprising 3.69 for the season.

Speaking of, how about our starting rotation?!?!

Yovani Gallardo (17-10) 3.52 era / 207 SO / 207.1 innings -- that's a strike out per inning!
Shaun Marcum (13-7) 3.54 era / 158 SO / 200.2 innings -- similar as 2010, more walks though
*Zack Greinke (15-6) 3.86 era / 197 SO / 165.2 innings -- 197 K's and he missed a month!
Randy Wolf (13-10) 3.69 era / 134 SO / 212.1 innings -- most innings pitched in the rotation
Chris Narveson (11-8) 4.45 era / 126 SO / 161.2 innings -- biggest surprise of the rotation, excellent #5
     *pitching tonight

Chris Narveson (15 day DL) and Zack Greinke (first 6 weeks of season) were the only pitchers to go on the DL in 2011.  That's a huge difference compared to the years past. 

You want to see something funny?  Watch THIS video clip of Ryan Roberts grand slam home run last night, called by Darron Sutton.  Noticed the lack of fans in the stands.  Miller Park had over 40,000+ fans jammed in the park.  It looks like there are maybe 5k (if they're lucky). 

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