Milwaukee Brewers: Thank You Braden Looper And Offense

Gerrick ZebroCorrespondent IApril 23, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 19:  Prince Fielder #28 of the Milwaukee Brewers at bat against the New York Mets at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Last night there was a breakthrough for the Brewers against the Phillies.

A starting pitcher, Braden Looper, went six shutout innings and only gave up five hits and two walks. Also only three of those runners made it to second base. These six innings made Looper's ERA drop to 2.12.

Bad pitching going only a few innings has plagued the Brewers all season long so far, possibly being turned around starting with Looper's outstanding performance.

Now he carried the Brewers for a solid six innings, but when he came out of the game I was a little worried about the bullpen.

Fortunately, they proved me wrong.

Mark DiFelice and Carlos Villanueva came in and each pitched a perfect inning. This set up a save opportunity for Todd Coffey.

He came in and shut the door on the comeback attempt, only after he gave up a home run to Jayson Werth and gave up a couple of hits to the Phillies.

It was still a 3-1 victory and Braden Looper went to 2-0 on the season.

It was a close game until the sixth inning, when the Brewers had runners at the  corners in Corey Hart and Ryan Braun when Mike Cameron came up to bat and delivered a two RBI double.