Brewers 8, Cubs 0: Tonight's Turning Points

One of the disadvantages of a game like today: Fewer turning points. Only five to cover today, and there's a tie for the top one.

T1) Cody Ransom's RBI Double in the Fourth Inning: +.115 WPA (Video)

This was Maholm's moment to limit the damage in the fourth inning and escape only giving up one run. With runners on first and second and two outs, Cody Ransom sent a ground ball to left field. It scored Ryan Braun, and Ransom reached second base for the double. This made it a 2-0 game, and it was then followed up by...

T1) Brooks Conrad's RBI Single in the Fourth Inning: +.115 WPA (Video)

...this play, where Brooks Conrad sent a double into left field that allowed both Corey Hart and Cody Ransom to score and make it a 4-0 game.

3) Ryan Braun's RBI Double in the Fourth Inning: +.088 WPA (Video)

Before all of the excitement from Ransom and Conrad's hits, there was this one to put the Brewers on the board. After Norichika Aoki doubled to lead off the fourth, Carlos Gomez allowed him to reach third base on a fly ball. Then, he scored after Ryan Braun sent this RBI double to left field to score Aoki and make it a 1-0 game.

4) Zack Greinke Strikes Out Paul Maholm to End the Second Inning: +.076 WPA

This was the one pivotal moment for Zack Greinke, where his start could have become a disaster or he could rally and shut the Cubs down. After allowing a leadoff double to Alfonso Soriano, he walked Darwin Barney and Ian Stewart. Paul Maholm came up with two outs and the bases loaded, but Zack Greinke struck him out to keep it a scoreless game.

5) Norichika Aoki Leads Off the Fourth Inning with a Double: +.075 WPA

All of the scoring in the fourth inning was set up thanks to Aoki. He led off the inning with a double to put a runner in scoring position to start the inning.

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