Sometimes you need guys to step up when the team is struggling that you do not hear a lot about. These many times are not big names, but still important parts of any baseball team, yesterday Felipe Lopez and Frank Catalanotto were those guys. Lopez and Catalanotto got key hits in a five run seventh inning to give the Brewers a 6-1 win in San Diego and end the Brewers losing streak.
Carlos Villanueva making his second start pitched well going five innings giving up just two hits and no earned runs. For a change the bullpen came in and shut the door on the Padres and Trevor Hoffman came in and closed it out even though it was not a save opportunity. Hoffman got a standing ovation when his name was announced as he played many years with the Padres and the fans showed their appreciation for all he did while a Padre.
The Brewers could only manage six hits off Padres pitching, but they made the most of them which is something they need to do more of. Clutch hitting has been a problem for the Brewers so we will see in the next series what this team is made of. They take on the Los Angeles Dodgers next so it will be interesting to see how well they play against them.