Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/18/11
So this is what the Brewers have been missing.
The Milwaukee Brewers snapped a stretch of awful baseball with a 4-2 win against the Boston Red Sox, and finally can look back on a performance they can be proud of.
Starter Randy Wolf went 7 strong innings and helped take a load of stress off an overworked bullpen. Kameron Loe and John Axford each filled their role in the 8th and 9th innings, respectively. Axford has now worked his way near the top of the Major League saves list. He’s been the glowing part of a staff that has covering too many innings in recent memory.
Boston’s starter Jon Lester had been insanely good for the length of the season, but the Brewers got to him enough early to set the tone of the game. Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart each lead off the game with home runs, George Kottaras hit another one in the 3rd, and though Milwaukee didn’t do a whole lot after that, they were fortunate to have a great pitching effort keep them in the game with 4 runs.
Yovani Gallardo hits the mound for the series closer tomorrow afternoon. St. Louis also won today so the Brewers stay 1 game ahead in the division.
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