ATLANTA - APRIL 13: Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves is congratulated by Michael Bourn #24 after hitting a fifth inning home run against the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field on April 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Brian McCann was the star of the night tonight for the Braves, picking up hits in each of his first four at bats and finishing a triple shy of the cycle. He's the first batter to collect four hits in a game against the Brewers in 2012. It happened ten times in 2011:
|Ramon Hernandez||March 31, 2011||Reds win, 7-6|
|Ryan Hanigan||April 3, 2011||Reds win, 12-3|
|Jeff Baker||April 8, 2011||Cubs win, 7-4|
|Cameron Maybin||May 11, 2011||Padres win, 13-6|
|Jason Bartlett||May 11, 2011||Padres win, 13-6|
|Ronny Paulino||June 8, 2011||Brewers win, 7-6|
|Ryan Spillborghs||July 14, 2011||Rockies win, 12-3|
|Albert Pujols||August 11, 2011||Cardinals win, 5-2|
|Albert Pujols||September 1, 2011||Cardinals win, 8-4|
|Mark Ellis||September 14, 2011||Rockies win, 6-2|
McCann grounded out in the eighth to finish the game 4-for-5.
The last player to get five hits in a game against the Brewers was Neil Walker of the Pirates on July 20, 2010. The single game record is six, set three times. Adrian Gonzalez was the last player to do it in 2009.