Home Run Barrage Lead Brewers Over Padres 12-9
The Milwaukee Brewers flexed some muscle today with five home runs and still had to hold on for a 12-9 win over San Diego. The Brewers built a huge lead, but the Padres kept chipping away before the Brewers were able to close out the game and get the win.
Prince Fielder and back up catch Mike Rivera each hit two home runs and Ryan Braun went deep also. Fielder’s one home run traveled an estimated 465 foot off the Miller Park scoreboard and is tied for the third longest home run at the Park. The Brewers got started early and built a lead which is what they need to do more of. They scored four in the second and five in the third to build a 9-0 lead before San Diego was able to get on the board.
Manny Parra went 5.2 innings, but gave up 13 hits and six earned runs, but he did get the win. The bad part about this game was the Brewers built a big enough lead, but still had to bring in Trevor Hoffman because it seems he is the only one that can close games out for them. Hoffman did pick up his 26th save of the season and I don’t know how bad the Brewers record would be without him. Next up for the Brewers is a home series with the Houston Astros.