Prince Fielder Powers Milwaukee’s Comeback Win
After falling behind in the ninth inning it looked bleak for Brewer fans, but Prince Fielder has never been a guy to give up and his double in the bottom of ninth gave the Brewers a 7-6 comeback victory over the Giants. Early in this game though it looked like the Brewers were in for another loss at home as the Giants jumped out to a 4-0 lead after five innings. Seth McClung who started the game lasted just four innings giving up three earned runs in his first start of the season. This meant that the bullpen needed to come in and pitched well which for the most part they did.
The Brewers got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning when Corey Hart and Ryan Braun scored on Prince Fielders home run to cut the Giants lead 4-3. Casey McGehee homered in the same inning to tie the score 4-4. It stayed that way to the top of the ninth when Trevor Hoffman gave up two runs in the ninth to give the Giants a 6-4 lead. After allowing zero runs in his first 18 innings this season, Trevor Hoffman has allowed five runs in his last 4 2/3 innings which is cause for concern. Hopefully this is just a phase and he will get back to his old form of shutting teams down.
In the bottom of the ninth the Brewers got a single from pinch hitter Craig Counsell and a walk to Mat Gamel. Corey Hart singled in Counsell and J.J. Hardy slapped a shot off the glove off second baseman Juan Uribe and Gamel beat the throw at home to tie the score at 6-6. Then The Prince came up and lined a double to the right field corner to give the Brewers a thrilling 7-6 win over the Giants. This is the kind of win the Brewers needed that may get them going at home. Starting pitching though is still a concern for the Brewers as the bullpen was asked to do way to much again.