Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 7/31/11
It took a little magic, but the sweep streak continued. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Houston Astros 5-4 to cap their 6th straight victory.
Pitcher Chris Narveson got the no-decision, surviving almost 7 innings, giving up 3 of Houston’s runs. Narveson is 3-1 in his last 5 starts with a 2.93 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. It’s generally the walks that get him in trouble most, and he in fact walked the batter before surrendering a go-ahead home run in the 4th.
The Brewers looked just as they have throughout this streak, getting some early runs on the board. They haven’t been in too many deficits lately, but handled it just fine.
Yuniesky Betancourt and Jonathan Lucroy each drove in two runs, Betancourt himself actually stepping up his game in the last two weeks, at least by his terms.
Francisco Rodriguez was hit with a blown save as he raced to two outs but allowed the tying run on a wild pitch. Prince Fielder put the Brewers back ahead in the bottom of the 8th, setting up John Axford for the save.
Zack Greinke takes the mound tomorrow against the St. Louis Cardinals and long time star Chris Carpenter. The Crew will look to extend it’s lead in the division.