CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: Jerry Hairston Jr. #15 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a solo home run against the Chicago Cubs in the third inning on September 19, 2011 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (+.069)
LVP: Chris Narveson (-.136)
Chris Narveson didn't have much tonight. He was probably lucky to escape with just three runs allowed on four hits over four innings. He gave up three walks and two of them were to Carlos Pena, who can't hit lefties at all. The first walk led to a run when Pena scored on Geovany Soto's first homer. Soto later hit another off Marco Estrada.
Meanwhile, Casey Coleman became the latest struggling pitcher to dominate the Brewers, allowing just two hits and one run over six innings. His eight strikeouts were a new season high, and he lowered his ERA from 7.06 to 6.55 with the outing.
Jerry Hairston Jr. made his first start at shortstop as a Brewer tonight and had the first Brewer hit, a home run. He should play there every day. But, in a pretty clear glimpse of what the team thinks of him, Ron Roenicke pinch hit for him with Mark Kotsay in the ninth.