Now I would never bet of Prince Fielder in a foot race, but sometimes the big superstar can surprise you with his speed. Last night in the eighth inning he legged out an infield hit and gave Milwaukee a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers really needed a win like this as they have been struggling of late.
Jeff Suppan started the game and only went 5.2 innings giving up six hits and four earned runs before the bullpen came in and shut the door on the Cardinals. Trevor Hoffman picked up his 19th save, even though he loaded the bases in the ninth as he was able to get out of it. The Brewers starting pitching continues to struggle and that seems to be a recurring theme that Brewer fans hate, but a fact of life. Manny Parra is coming back and will start today for the Brewers. Let’s hope his stint in the minors got some of his troubles ironed out.
Last night Craig Counsell and Ryan Braun each had two hits and Mat Gamel went deep for the Brewers. I also have to give kudos to Mike Cameron for walking three times. The only stat I did not like was leaving 12 runs on base. You usually lose games when you leave that many on base, but the Brewers found a way to win one finally.