Ryan Braun is out of the lineup again tonight. No need to worry it was by plan. That is very good to hear.
San Francisco took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Shawn Marcum got smashed in the back on a batted ball but he appears to be OK. 39/140
In the 2nd Prince Fielder singled and then Rickie Weeks walked. A Casey McGehee fielders choice left men on first and third. Yuniesky Betancourt roped a run scoring double. Jon Lucroy then went down and stroked a single to score two. The bottom of the order does it again.
I know I keep pounding on the fact that Betancourt is doing a decent job the last two months and noboby A) notices or B) wants to admit it…….I can’t stop pointing it out when people keep writing things like this. If you read it you will notice it was written today by someone in Milwaukee. The man is hitting .279 since June 1. Not many SS can say that. I wonder if that smarmy dude watches the games? I hope he just came out of a 7 week coma. He calls him “shitty at professional baseball.” Which is similar to being “shitty at checking his facts.”
On to the game. The Brewers threatened in the 5th when Marcum and Corey Hart produced back to back hits with one out. Nyjer Morgan smashed the ball but it was caught for a double play to end it.
The Yuni Bomber did it again in the 6th. With two out he knocked a single to left driving in Rickie Weeks to make it 4-1. Jon Lucroy followed with a single to load the bases. Marcum struck out.
Marcum served up a home run to pinch hitter Aaron Rowand in the 6th. The solo shot made it 4-2.
Nyjer Morgan made a nice running grab in a full sprint in the 7th. Morgan, who grew up a Giants fan, pointed to the crowd who booed him for his effort. That dude is fun. As the boos continued Nyjer conducted them like they were an orchestra. Bahahahahaha.
Shawn Marcum went 7 and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits. He was awesome and improves to 9-3, 3.35.
F-Rod came in for the 8th inning. He worked a perfect inning.
John Axford got the call to close this one. He picked up his 27th save. That is 24 in a row.
Betancourt and Lucroy were the offensive standouts in the game. Both were 2-4 with 2 RBI. Yuni also turned a double play.
The Brewers are now 5-4 on this road trip. Not bad after starting 0-2 in Colorado. The Crew takes a lead of a full game over the Pirates and Cardinals.
Just for giggles. Former Brewer Nelson Cruz had 8 RBI for the Rangers this evening.