Brewers 8, Reds 1: Tonight's Turning Points

The Brewers got big contributions from Norichiika Aoki, Shaun Marcum and Aramis Ramirez tonight.

1) Norichika Aoki's third inning solo home run: +.113 WPA

Hours ago the Brewers trailed 1-0 in this game, but Aoki put an end to that with his tenth home run of the season. We'll have more on that later.

2) Joey Votto's RBI double in the first inning: -.110 WPA

The Reds got their aforementioned first run on this play, as Votto drove home Zack Cozart.

3) Shaun Marcum strikes out Scott Rolen in the fifth inning: +.106 WPA

The Brewers had a 3-1 lead in the fifth but the Reds had the bases loaded with two outs when Marcum retired Rolen swinging to end the threat.

4) Aramis Ramirez's RBI single in the third inning: +.101 WPA

The Brewers took the lead for the first and only time tonight on this play, as Ramirez drove in Rickie Weeks to give the Crew a 2-1 advantage.

5) Corey Hart's RBI single in the third inning: +.100 WPA

Hart followed Ramirez to the plate and also singled as the Brewers expanded their lead.

The next five:

6) Ryan Braun's two run homer in the seventh inning: +.064 WPA
7) Ryan Hanigan's fifth inning single: -.052 WPA
8) Scott Rolen's third inning fly out: +.050 WPA
9) Brandon Phillips' fifth inning fly out: +.049 WPA
10) Jonathan Lucroy's sixth inning double: +.047 WPA


Source: FanGraphs

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