Pitcher With ERA Over 7, Catcher With OPS Under .700 Lead Cubs To 5-2 Win Over Brewers

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)

W: Casey Coleman (3-8)
L: Chris Narveson (10-8)

HR: Jerry Hairston Jr. (5), Casey McGehee (13), Geovany Soto 2 (17)

MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (+.069)
LVP: Chris Narveson (-.136)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting

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.

Three consecutive hits with one out in the ninth brought the tying run to the plate, but Taylor Green and Corey Hart struck out to end it.

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