Brewers 5, Rockies 4

W: John Axford (7-1)
L: Huston Street (2-4)
S: Huston Street (8)

HR: Todd Helton (4)

MVP: Mike McClendon (+.293) (Note -- Axford was higher, but I gave McClendon extra love for his MLB debut)
LVP: Alcides Escobar (-.197)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
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We won. Yay!

Starting pitcher Chris Narveson got things started for the Milwaukee Brewers when he drove in a run with a single in the second inning. Narveson and Jonathan Lucroy would come around to score on singles by Richard Weeks and Corey Hart, giving the Brewers a 3 run lead.

The Rockies would answer back in the bottom of the 4th with 3 runs powered by a Todd Helton homerun. The Rockies would take the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a Todd Helton sacrifice fly.

In the 6th inning, Joe Inglett would deliver his 300th pinch hit of the season, a run-scoring double that scored Alcides Escobar to tie the game. The human windmill, 3rd base coach Brad Fischer, would send Lucroy to home plate to be put out -- of course  to make sure that the Brewers would be done scoring for that inning.

With the score tied 4-4, recently promoted pitching addition Mike McClendon would blank the Rockies for 3 innings in his MLB debut. John Axford entered the game in the ninth inning, and kept the Rockies at bay, giving Casey McGehee the opportunity to drive in the game winning run the 10th inning with a single.

The Brewers collected 16 hits, and only scored 5 runs tonight -- their second lowest run tally with 16 hits -- they have managed to squeak out 4 runs twice before tonight with 16 hits.

Mike McClendon should be signed to an extension, I assume the paperwork is being filed.

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