Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/21/11
The Milwaukee Brewers made a return to normal baseball tonight as they took a plain and simple 9 inning win over the visiting Colorado Rockies, 3-2.
Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum had a small first inning hiccup when he allowed a solo home run to fall down 1-0. Beyond just that, he looked outstanding as he allowed 4 hits, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts over the course of 8 innings. As is becoming an expected result, Marcum lowered his season ERA to 2.37 and is now 6-1 on the year. For all the positive things said about the offseason trade for Zack Greinke, the acquisition of Marcum has been so far a fantastic move for the Brewers.
The Brewers took the lead back for good in the bottom of the 1st. With 2 outs, Prince Fielder doubled in a run and Casey McGehee brought him in, thanks to some more defensive errors by Colorado. The Rockies have made 4 errors in the series so far, and the Brewers have luckily taken advantage.
Johathan Lucroy also hit a home run. He’s quietly been one of the more consistent hitters on the team. John Axford got the save, his 11th this year, but didn’t make it easy, giving up a run and again letting too many guys get on base. But a win is a win, and the team is back to .500 at 23-23.
Randy Wolf gets the last of the series tomorrow afternoon. He’ll face Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez.
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