Blue Jays complete the 2 game sweep; Brewers lose 7-4

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers rolled into this game beat up. It didn't go well.

Winning Pitcher: Casey Janssen

Losing Pitcher: Brandon Kintzler

HR: Jose Bautista (17), Juan Francisco (13)

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Win Expectancy Chart

Hey, so it turns out the game started a 11:30 am, not 1 pm. I may have missed the first three innings. I know this much: "A single by Bianchi, double by Weeks, and triple by Braun and the Brewers have a 3-1 lead." Per my fantasy team, I know that one run by the Blue Jays came off a solo shot from Jose Bautista. I also turned on the game just in time to see Adam Lind give the Blue Jays another run to cut the Brewers lead to 4-2 after 3 complete innings.

I was also watching as Juan Francisco tied the game with a 2-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Wily Peralta ended up pitching 6+ innings. For some reason, Ron Roenicke decided to send him out for the seventh inning with 106 pitches. He allowed two bases runners and got no outs before being removed. It wasn't his best start of the year. He gave up 9 hits (2 HR), walked 3, and struck out 4, allowing a total of 4 runs.

Zach Duke came in to relieve Peralta with runners at first and second. He was able to induce the rare 3B to 1B double play. Also fortuitous for the Brewers was Jose Bautista, who had advanced to second base, was removed for a pinch runner. Adam Lind was removed at some point this inning as well, but I missed where or why. Duke struck out Dioner Navarro to end the inning without a run scored. It was quite the thing to see. Duke has been truly excellent this year.

With RRR out of the game, Johnny Narron showed is inexperience. He left Will Smith in for the ninth inning after pitching the eighth. This was fine. However, he gave up a lead off double (that should have been a single except for a defensive miscue by Elian Herrera). The Smith is ordered to walk Melky Cabrera. Narron then pull Smith with the LEFTY Anthony Gose at the plate. Brandon Kintzler entered the game. Fortunately for the Brewers, Gose bunted the ball too hard and Kintzler was able to get the force out at third base. Kintzler then got Darin Mastroianni (who replaced Adam Lind) to strike out. It didn't matter as Edwin Encarnacion hit a 3 run home run to end the game.

It was a tough loss, but oh well. Tomorrow is an off day. Friday the Brewers travel to Cincinnati for a weekend series. Game 1 starts at 6:10 pm CT on Friday.

Other notes:

  • Blue Jays issued a challenge on a play at first base. Jean Segura picked a ball and threw it to Lucroy at first base. The throw was a off the mark, but Lucroy got to it and attempted to take the runner. The umpire called him out. Upon replay, it looked to me like Lucroy missed it, but the call was upheld.
  • Later in the game, on a hit-by-pitch call Ron Roenicke went out to talk to the umpire about it. For some reason, as it seemed Roenicke was already walking back to the dugout calmly, first base umpire Phil Cuzziejected him.
  • The runner who reached on the HBP attempted to advance on what ended up being a strikeout. Martin Maldonado was able to throw in time to get the out at second, but the umpire called him safe. Jerry Narron, in lieu of RRR, issued a challenge and won. The Blue Jays manager came out to argue the call, for some reason (it was clear he was out), and he too was ejected. Weird inning!

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