Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/8/11
What a wild day for a baseball game.
The Milwaukee Brewers had a strong first half, a terrible late stretch, and an explosive finish as they won the second game of the series to the New York Mets, 7-6. A hot summer day early shifted to a ominous night as a heavy, nasty storm came through the area.
Randy Wolf had an excellent game tonight. He nearly went 7 innings, giving up 4 hits and just 1 run before Kameron Loe came in. It’s only partly coincidence that the roof started leaking from the storm as Loe came in, because it all fell apart at that point. He survived 1 out into the 8th inning and surrendered 5 runs on 4 hits. Loe has gotten a crazy amount of use this season, but maybe we’ll see him get some extra time off.
Prince Fielder hit his 16th home run, a 2-run bomb that put the Brewers ahead 2-1 in the 4th. Manager Ron Roenicke has hinted for a while about dropping Casey McGehee out of the spot after Fielder in order to remove pressure off his 7-game hitless streak. McGehee was all smiles when he finally broke the slump with a hit in the 7th.
After falling 6-2 in the top of the 8th, Ryan Braun doubled in 2 runs and Prince had another 2-run shot to tie it in the bottom half. Craig Counsell singled on base in the 9th, stole 2nd and got scored the winning run on a hit from Nyjer Morgan.
Yovani Gallardo, tied for the Major League lead with 8 wins, takes the mound to close out the series tomorrow night for the Crew.
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