Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/3/11
Sometimes a sporting event just rolls the way you hope it will.
Welcome to the Milwaukee Brewers’ 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins, a satisfying start to a 4 game series that could have very well gone the other way.
Ryan Braun got the night off from left field, but came in for a pinch-hit opportunity in the 9th inning and drove in the go-ahead run for for the victory. His 2-run home run brought in Yuniesky Betancourt who reached ahead of him, and sucked all the momentum from the Marlins.
Brewers’ starter Randy Wolf had built up a decent streak going into this game, but only lasted 5 inning this time out. Milwaukee unloaded a few players from the bullpen to help hold on, and everyone did just fine except for closer John Axford, who again got himself into a nasty jam before finally closing out for the save. Of course it’s hard to make a complaint: he hasn’t had a blown save in a month and a half. Still, he seems to find some luck now and then, and no one will really care as long as he gets the save.
Prince Fielder hit a 1st inning 2-run homer, but it wasn’t enough at the start as the Marlins put on their own power show. They got two home runs of their own, and did enough around that to take the lead from the Brewers.
Tomorrow is Yovani Gallardo against the Marlins’ Chris Volstad.
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