Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 6/24/11
How good does it feel to have one go your way?
The Milwaukee Brewers continued a tough stretch of interleague games, this time with a win, 4-3 over the big-time rival Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota, the only team Milwaukee has seen every year in interleague play since joining the National League, had been 8-2 in their last 10 and on a bit of a hot streak coming to town. Yet Milwaukee found a way to win behind their most consistent pitcher of late, Randy Wolf.
Wolf pitched 7 quality innings, suffering his only setback in the 6th, giving up a 3-run homer to the Twins that lost the lead. He pitched one more inning, enough to alleviate stress from the bullpen as well as see Milwaukee take the lead and give Wolf the win. Milwaukee had a record of 28-36 in interleague games vs. Minnesota since the format was instituted in 1997.
Offensively, this should have been a game the Brewers won with ease. They rolled most of the way, getting plenty of support from the batting lineup. Beyond Wolf’s home run (and perhaps Milwaukee’s 7 players left stranded on base), this wasn’t much of a contest.
The next matchup should be a pitching gem as the Brewers Yovani Gallardo will see the Twins Francisco Liriano in a 6pm start tomorrow. Ignoring the winning percentage of their opponent, the Crew needs to take all the wins they can get.
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