It was a boring win, but that’s okay. Boring wins are good, especially when any type of win has been hard to come by lately.
Braden Looper kept the ball in the ballpark — a rarity considering his
league-leading 23 home runs allowed entering the game — and Prince
Fielder delivered on two separate RBI opportunities to give the Brewers
a 2-0 win. After an ugly, prolonged loss in the series opener, a quick
and boring win was definitely a sight for sore eyes.
Even with a lack of scoring plays, there was no shortage of
highlights. J.J. Hardy and his feet of stone managed to leg out an
infield single, Ryan Braun made one of his patented sliding catches,
and Mike Cameron made a head-first diving catch.
The Brewers slapped Pirates pitching around to the tune of 12 hits, but
only managed 2 runs. Still, a win is a win, especially when your main
competition in the division — the Cubs and Cardinals — are struggling
to win games.
Injury note: Felipe Lopez left the game early with hamstring
tightness. Nothing yet on if he’ll have to miss tomorrow’s game, but
you’d have to think that Casey McGehee would be ready to play tomorrow
after getting the night off.