Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/22/11
What a beautiful day to break out the brooms! The Milwaukee Brewers sweep the Colorado Rockies 3-1, and finally make the leap back over .500 in the standings. The Rockies were on pace for the NL West lead at the start of this series but are now 3 games back after the sweep.
Milwaukee has now won 10 of their last 13 games, and while their offense allowed them to win a few of those games, their pitching has been the real treat. Clearly the Brewers would not have been able to win too many games in recent memory while only scoring 3 or fewer runs. Today’s gem came from Randy Wolf who gave up 4 hits and 1 run across 7 innings. Kameron Loe and John Axford pitched hitless in the 8th and 9th, with Axford picking up his 12th save of the year.
There wasn’t a ton of energy on the offensive side for Milwaukee, or both teams for that matter. Ryan Braun tripled in two runs in the 3rd inning to go ahead, and he scored on the same play off an error from Colorado. That’s becoming a stain on an otherwise solid year so far for the Rockies.
Next up for Milwaukee is the Washington Nationals, who swept the Brewers in our nation’s capital earlier in the season. Yovani Gallardo kicks that series off tomorrow evening.
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