WP: Shaun Marcum (11-3)
LP: Mike Pelfrey (6-10)
MVP: Shaun Marcum (+.229)
LVP: Jonathan Lucroy (-.058)
The scoring began early tonight, thanks in part to an error by David Wright. The error allowed Ryan Braun to reach base, who then stole second and came around to score on Prince Fielder's RBI single. The offense quieted down for a little bit after that, but came back to life in the fifth inning with three RBI hits in a row from Prince Fielder, Casey McGehee, and Yuniesky Betancourt. They would tack on another two runs in the sixth inning from a McGehee RBI single and a wild pitch that allowed Fielder to score.
Shaun Marcum was on top of his game again today. Despite warming up twice (once before and once after the rain delay), he turned in a great performance. Over seven innings of work, he allowed one run on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts. This was the the eleventh quality start for the Brewers in August, and the twenty-fifth since the all-star break.
The Brewers were in beast mode all night. The down side to that was some heightened emotions during the game. In the third inning, Ryan Braun struck out and had a short argument with the umpire about it, leading to him being ejected. It was his second ejection this season (the first was on May 24th against the Nationals) and the third of his career. Later, in the eighth inning, during an at bat between Tim Byrdak and Prince Fielder, Byrdak threw a pitch inside that nearly hit Fielder. Fielder would ground out in the at bat, but had some words with Byrdak on his way back to the dugout. Fielder had to be restrained a little and both benches cleared, but no ejections were issued (though warnings may have been issued).
The series continues tomorrow between the Brewers and Mets. Tomorrow's game is an afternoon game for a national broadcast, so please note the 3:10 PM CDT start time.