Braves 9, Brewers 2

W: Derek Lowe (5-3)
L: Manny Parra (0-2)

HR: Brooks Conrad (2)

MVP: Casey McGehee (+.238)
LVP: Manny Parra (-.276)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
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You can't be serious. 4-11 at home? The Braves completed the sweep today, scoring seven more runs off the Brewer bullpen.

Yovani Gallardo pitched relatively well but had a rough day overall. The line score will show that he provided a quality start, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on five hits and three walks, striking out six. What the line score won't show is that he bounced back from taking a line drive off his left shin in the fourth inning and remained in the game to finish six. He also threw 108 pitches.

The Brewer offense was held hitless by Derek Lowe for four innings and scoreless for five until the Crew finally came through with a two run sixth to tie the game, with the runs scoring on a Jim Edmonds single and a Casey McGehee double. Three runs likely would have scored if Jody Gerut hadn't been caught trying to steal third with McGehee at the plate.

With the Brewer bullpen depleted, Manny Parra was called upon to pitch the seventh inning of a tie game and allowed two runs on three hits as the Braves retook the lead. They scored two more on Brooks Conrad's eighth inning home run off Carlos Villanueva, his second in two days. Then they added three more in the ninth on RBI doubles by Chipper Jones and Brooks Conrad off of Trevor Hoffman.

All told, the Brewer bullpen pitched 9.1 innings in this series and allowed 17 earned runs. If you're bad at math, that's a 16.39 ERA.

The Brewers are off tomorrow, giving you roughly 48 hours to find a reason to be optimistic for this weekend's Phillies series.

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