Once again the Brewers’ bats fell silent in the 2nd half.

This time it didn’t matter too much as the Milwaukee Brewers finally clicked as an offense and took a nail-biter from the San Diego Padres, 8-6. Milwaukee is now 2-0 over San Diego this season.

Shaun Marcum thoroughly dominated the San Diego Padres for the majority of his game. He hit a wall in the 7th when his pitch count reached the 80s. He allowed a hit to the first batter he faced but retired the next 14. In his final two innings Marcum gave up 8 hits and 5 runs.

Is it possible the page had been turned? At this point we need to give it more time. The team collected 13 hits for the evening. The Brewers are becoming known for their tricky base running situations. In one early play they drove in two runs but also had two runners tagged trying to chase extra bases. John Axford got his 7th save of the year, but looked sloppy doing it, giving up a run and packing the bases with a chance for San Diego to take the lead.

Fans should be excited about Jonathan Lucroy. He went 3-4 with 3 RBIs and has been playing so smart defensively behind the plate. If only there was a way to look 10 years forward and see him still as the team’s catcher.

Randy Wolf pitches the finale for the Brewers tomorrow afternoon.

 

 

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