Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 5/24/11
Welcome to Home Run Fest 2011.
When you typically hear about a home run bash, you think of the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the long-ball today that allowed them to fight back in a 7-6 win over the Washington Nationals. They’ve now won 5 in a row and have the chance to take revenge tomorrow on a sweep by the Nationals earlier in the season.
In a game that saw 4 home runs hit for 9 total runs, the Brewers started it off with Corey Hart’s 2-run shot, continuing his performance of 3 home runs yesterday. The Nationals took the lead with a grand slam off Brewers’ starter Chris Narveson in the 3rd, and his game was up the very next inning after giving up another run. The slugging battle wasn’t over yet as Jonathan Lucroy went deep on a 4th inning solo shot and Rickie Weeks hit one in the 7th with Craig Counsell on base. Milwaukee took the lead back again for good in the 8th on a 2-run double from Lucroy. Brandon Boggs scored the go ahead run with a collision with the catcher at the plate.
Ryan Braun entered the game with a 13 game hitting streak, but only had 2 chances at it. He went 0-2 and got tossed from the game in the 3rd inning. He felt he was safe getting to first base, and threw his helmet down in front of the ump when he was called out. He got the boot immediately, ending the streak.
Tomorrow afternoon is the series finale, Zack Greinke vs. Jason Marquis.
Follow me on Twitter (@MilwaukeeBrian) and don’t forget to watch for the Brewers’ “A Simple Kind of Fan” each Tuesday, from Pocket Doppler’s Brew Town Boozer.