LVP: Craig Counsell (-.124)
After yesterday's dreadful drubbing, the Brewers had had it with these monkey-fightin' snakes and turned in perhaps their best game of the young season.
Looper was refreshingly non-disastrous, if not dazzling; he failed to strike anyone out and gave up several hard-hit balls that found homes in Brewer leather, but at the end of the day allowed only seven baserunners in his six innings. After similarly quiet innings from Mark DiFelice and Carlos Villanueva, Todd "Two Cups of" Coffey sprinted in for and converted his first proper save, though his scoreless streak ended with Jayson Werth's long ball and he allowed the winning run to come to plate.
Mike Cameron was the hero at the plate for Milwaukee, converting a sixth-inning rally with a two-out, two-run double behind Corey Hart's infield hit and one of Ryan Braun's two walks. An inning earlier, J.J. Hardy had put the Crew on the board with a solo homer to left.
Though they narrowly missed notching their first shutout, tonight was the first time all year the Brewers had not trailed in a game, and tomorrow they'll go for another first: first series victory.