Sunday’s Game: Brewers 4, Diamondbacks 3
Record: 13-12, Fourth Place
- Prince Fielder and Mike Cameron hit back to back home runs in the second to put the Brewers on top.
- Fielder took three walks after his home run. The Diamondbacks wanted nothing to do with him.
- Cameron’s batting average is up to .321 on the year.
- Dave Bush pitched a very good game, but gave up three solo home runs in the seventh to allow the Diamondbacks to tie it.
In seven innings, he gave up three runs on five hits and struck out seven while walking none.
- Mitch Stetter pitched a nice scoreless eight inning.
- Chris Duffy’s RBI groundout in the eight paved the way for Trevor Hoffman.
How refreshing is it to have a guy come in with lead in the ninth for the Brewers, throw strikes, get outs, and walk off the field with a win?
Hoffman has been great so far.
- J.J. Hardy, who is slumping badly, went 1-4 and scored a run. His hit came in the eighth, and he ended up scoring the winning run.
- Brad Nelson, who was replaced in left by Duffy, went 0-3 and is still without a hit on the year.
He hit a ball hard to left, but it was caught.
- Braun sat out a second straight game with intercostal tightness in his back, the same general injury that nagged him in the second half of last season and earlier this season. Not good…Hopefully he can get it right and get back to 100 percent quickly.
- RFB super commenter Kade in Dubuque made the trek from Iowa for Sunday’s game, stopped by the RFB flag beforehand, and then witnessed a nice win.
Unfortunately, RFB commenter Shane, who made the trip from Eau Claire for Saturday’s game, was not able to drive home with a win…but he did get to meet Joe and I and take some RFB threads home.
Thanks for stopping by guys.
Something to watch…
- J.J. Hardy is trying to break out of his slump. For some reason, Hardy did not know until recently that his stance is much more open than last season.
And how has no one on the Brewers caught that and worked with him on it?
He’s obviously struggling and any change to his approach should be pointed out, especially one that obvious… More HERE.
- Mike Cameron is hitting well, taking more walks, playing outstanding defense, and is a clubhouse leader. Anyone that doesn’t respect the way Cam plays the game has no clue.
- The Brewers are taking more walks. The combination of young hitters maturing and Dale Sveum and Ken Macha drilling it into the guys’ heads that it’s OK to take a walk is helping the team considerably.
- The Brewers head to Pittsburgh now and these two teams don’t like each other much right now.
- Yovani Gallardo chatted on Brewers.com. He says he’d be willing to pinch hit if it would help the team.
- Manny Parra has been getting the B-team quite a bit, playing with back ups often. Is this a trend?
In-Between Hops is keeping an eye on it.
- Cubs'-Zambrano-leaves-game-with-hamstring-injury" target="_blank">Carlos Zambrano left Sunday’s game after straining his left hamstring on a bunt single.
- Some nice video of Todd Coffey’s awesome entrance to games:
- Braun shares the spotlight on his own card, or is it the other guy’s card?
He had been crushing the ball in AAA.
Is this the end for D-Bow?
Someone will take a chance on a guy that can throw in the high 90s.
Would the Brewers be interested in him? More HERE.