MVP: Tyler Thornburg (+.186 WPA)
LVP: Norichika Aoki (-.061 WPA)
Ron Roenicke made the decision to start Sean Halton at first base tonight and the decision paid off in the biggest way possible. Halton drove in 3 of the Brewers' five runs tonight, 1 in the 2nd on a single scoring Logan Schafer and 2 in the 4th on a two-run home run, his first since his first stint with the team in July.
Tyler Thornburg didn't take a no-hitter farther than the 2nd inning tonight but still gave an excellent pitching performance. He was followed up by Rob Wooten, not giving up runs, and a surprise appearance from a potentially overworked Brandon Kintzler. Jim Henderson may have obtained save but that was marred by a two-out solo home run by Matt Adams, this year's Ridiculously Good Quad-A-Type Corner Infielder. (The Brewers and Cubs have had many iterations of this guy. You know. That guy. I just saw Chris Colabello do his best at trying to be that guy this afternoon for the Twins, but he's not quite that guy. Yet.)