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The Milwaukee Brewers bounced back in a big way, taking an 11-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was a feeling of pure triumph for a team that had seemed completely lost at the plate in recent games.

The Brewers came out swinging after getting shut out last night. The Crew scored 5 runs in the first inning, all off of home runs. Corey Hart, still manning the leadoff spot, hit a solo shot, while Ryan Braun and Yuniesky Betancourt both had 2-run blasts. Braun started today after missing the last 2, and seems to be on a schedule where he’ll get a few innings per game to not aggravate his leg injury.

Yovani Gallardo went 6 strong innings, giving up the 3 runs but only 1 earned. That defense didn’t hurt them today, and if they don’t want to do better in that department, scoring a ton of runs is certainly another approach. They’ve had errors in 9 of their last 10 games, and unlike today, it’s kept them behind in too many games.

Rickie Weeks crushed a solo home run and Betancourt hit another 2-run shot to extend the lead. It’s not enough to quiet the fans’ complaints, but it’s a start.

The Brewers, with a 3-3 record on this road trip so far, continue tomorrow with Chris Narveson taking the mound. They remain a half game behind Pittsburgh in the division.


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  • http://www.retaggr.com/Page/crichar3 Chris

    Two things:

    1. Marco Estrada give the Crew two excellent innings of relief, retiring all six hitters he faced,striking out four. I was surprised they didn’t let him finish it out–why burn another pitcher when Estrada was cruising?

    2. PIT is proving the adage, “It’s not who you play but when you play them.” They’re rocking the weakest RPI in the majors right now and are hosting a CIN team this is decidedly mediocre at the moment, posting a 5-8 record in July coming into the series in PIT (and are now 5-10 this month). PIT’s schedule will stiffen, but if they catch these better teams in a Reds-like trough, then we will know that fortune is on the Bucs side this season.

  • http://www.pocketdoppler.com BigSnakeMan

    It was nice to see a road blowout. Now today we’ll see what they do against major league pitching.

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