There were several heroes in the game for the Brewers: Mat Gamel hit his first career home run, Ryan Braun went 2-for-4 with a double, two walks and scored four times, and Braden Looper picked up a quality start. Meanwhile, Jason Kendall had two singles in the game, the 2000th and 2001st hits of his major league career.
There have only been eight players in major league history to record at least 2000 hits while playing 50% or more of their games at catcher. The list includes four Hall of Famers, two likely Hall of Famers, one guy who probably should be a Hall of Famer...and Kendall.
With help from the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- 2002 Brewer Nelson Figueroa, who turns 37.
- 2002-03 Brewer Eric Young, who turns 44.
- 1984 Brewer Jim Sundberg, who turns 60.