It’s not their best-looking victory, but the Milwaukee Brewers took their second straight road win, 3-2 against the Florida Marlins.

Besides scoring just enough runs to win, little else went right for the Brewers. There was a solid mix of bad officiating and even worse defense (or was it the other way around?) that changed the dynamic of the game. Yovani Gallardo was forced into a few situations where he needed to retire extra batters because of the mistakes. He looked good throughout his 6 innings.

Nyjer Morgan hit his first home run as a Brewer, Prince Fielder hit his 13th bomb of the year, and the Brewers seem like a calmer team on the road, as least on the offensive end. Casey McGehee had 2 errors and looked miserable on other plays. They’ve been playing without much rhythm in the field, but their pitching has kept Milwaukee in decent shape.

Zach Braddock made his first appearance in a month since his stint on the DL with a sleep disorder. He contributed to a great performance by the bullpen. LaTroy Hawkins, Kameron Loe and John Axford all chipped in as well.

John Axford did what he does best: get into a rough position before finally getting the save. With a Marlin on 3rd, Axford struck out the final batter to give a sigh of relief to Brewer Nation.

Chris Narveson faces Anibal Sanchez tomorrow. Sanchez has been having a solid season and has been a defining piece in the Marlin’s rotation.



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  • Chris

    It was good they won tonight because the pitching match up tomorrow doesn’t favor MKE.

    I have to believe that when they can win playing craptastic defense has to signal that the road slump is over.

  • Brian

    Couldn’t agree more Chris. They’ll head back home after a winning road trip (no matter what happens Monday) and have a realistic shot of being in first place after the next home stand. Quite a turnaround from the worst road record in all of baseball.