Brewers 7, Astros 5


Win: Chris Narveson (8-6)
Loss: Brett Myers (3-12)
Save: John Axford (32)

HR: Fielder (25), Lucroy (8), Lee (11), Martinez (2), Barmes (8)

MVP:  Prince Fielder (.447)
LVP: Casey McGehee (-.128)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

There is nothing like playing the Astros! The Brewers won their fifth straight against Houston and picked up their tenth win in the last eleven games. 

The Astros never quite let this one get too far away from them and the Brewers wasted a number of opportunities to put this game away early, but in the end, despite a 2-13 team effort with runners in scoring position and leaving thirteen men on base, the Brewers still managed a pretty comfortable victory. 

Prince Fielder started the game off on the right foot, connecting for a three run homer in the first inning.  Milwaukee scored two more in the third thanks to an RBI double by Yuniesky Betancourt and an RBI fielders choice from Felipe Lopez.  The Astros scored four of their own during the second and third innings so the Brewers nonchalantly decided to throw in an extra run in the sixth on another fielders choice, knowing it would be all they needed as the meager Astros lineup maxed out their run scoring with one more run (a Clint Barmes HR) in the ninth. Jonathan Lucroy also hit a homer in the ninth, just for kicks and giggles. 

Prince Fielder led the way offensively, going 3-3 with two walks, the home run, a double, four RBI, and two runs scored.  Ryan Braun was 2-5 with two runs scored and Yuni Betancourt picked up four hits and has his batting average up to .264!  Chris Narveson went 5.1 innings and gave up four earned runs.

The final play of the game was pretty interesting as J.B. Shuck lined a ball off John Axfords leg.  Axford then threw the ball to first, missing badly, and throwing the ball into right field.  Shuck, sensing an opportunity perhaps, tried to reach third but forgot that Nyjer Morgan was in right field for the Brewers.  Morgan, confused that anybody would dare have the audacity to test him, promptly threw one of the more perfect throws that I have ever seen and nailed Shuck at third base for the final out. 

Also, the Cardinals won so boo to that.

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