Milwaukee Brewers: 250 Words or Less: 8/21/11
The battle marches on. The Milwaukee Brewers beat the New York Meta 6-2 to sweep the series and continue to wear the look of a true powerhouse ball club, at home or on the road.
Yovani Gallardo picked up the win in a stellar 7 inning performance that kept the Mets at bay, keeping the Brewers from having to fight from another deficit. Gallardo worked plenty of magic, mixing in 6 strikeouts among a scattering of grounders and popouts. He got into some trouble in the 7th, allowing a single and home run to tie the game, but looked in complete control otherwise.
Player of the Game goes to Prince Fielder who drove in 2 runs, including the tie breaking score in the 8th to put the team ahead for good. Despite tying up with the Mets late in the last two games, the Brewers have fought back for the win because of their confidence, which no amount of money could buy.
Will the Crew eventually cool off? History says yes, but it could come at a time too late for St. Louis, who fell 9 games behind in the division. The Brewers control their own destiny, and have been getting a dash of luck, which is dangerous for a high-quality fundamental team like Milwaukee has been.
They will take their road show to Pittsburgh, starting with a double-header tomorrow. Chris Narveson will make his return from the DL in the first one while Zack Greinke gets the nightcap. Again, following history, the Brewers should feel confident they can control the pace against another down-the-standings baseball team.