A Milwaukee Brewers bounce-back was expected eventually, but like this?

The Brewers put up an RBI Baseball forfeit (a 10-run win, for those classic Nintendo gamers) in a 11-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Crew has a lot of work to do if they want to break even in interleague play, but having the chance to sweep the Twins is a great start.

Brewers’ starter Yovani Gallardo had one blemish, the only run Minnesota scored all day. Besides that, Gallardo pitched 7 fantastic innings and helped to keep Milwaukee’s stressed bullpen a bit rested. It’s easy to sense an overall confidence floating through the clubhouse. That’s a big component that was lacking in the Brewers’ series versus Boston and Tampa Bay.

Everybody found a way to chip in on this one. The Brewers got home runs from Prince Fielder, Corey Hart and Carlos Gomez, and Yuniesky Betancourt added an in-the-park home run. Yes, there was no typo there, that’s the same Betancourt that fans love to rag on so much. Milwaukee got to Minnesota’s bullpen early, and will hope for a pitching advantage tomorrow.

Only once has Milwaukee shut out Minnesota in interleague play: the Crew’s first year in the National League, 1998. Milwaukee won the only two games they played that year, 2-0. Chris Narveson takes the mound tomorrow, hoping to continue the win streak.



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  • Chris

    Yo got the job done, but I’m not sure I’d term those first two innings “fantastic.”

    • http://www.milwaukeebriansports.com/ Brian

      Sure Chris, I can agree on that. Perhaps I reached too far on adjectives. I think I might scale back to “crisp.”

  • http://www.pocketdoppler.com BigSnakeMan

    Lest we get carried away on our ‘Yuni high’, it should be noted that he let a ball get through the infield that allowed the Twins run to score and also was thrown out at second base trying to stretch a single; both in the 2nd inning. If the game had unfolded as the pitchers battle it appeared to be going in, one or both gaffes might have been fatal.

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