LVP: Todd Coffey (-.652)
Win Expectancy Graph
I didn't see the beginning of the game, so I can't comment on how Parra threw, but I have to think the eight strikeouts are encouraging, despite the four walks, one of which (naturally) came with the bases loaded.
Parra's walks ultimately weren't the problem, as Carlos Villanueva and Todd Coffey turned a 2-1 lead with two outs and nobody on in the 8th into a 5-2 deficit. Yes, there was a blown call on Tony Clark's two-RBI double, and yes Justin Upton's game-tying single was hit about as poorly as one can hit a baseball, but Villanueva did walk Conor Jackson to set the carnage in motion.
Prior to that series of unfortunate events, the Brewers, as they did yesterday, rallied to take the lead in the 7th inning. Jason Kendall drove in a run with a groundout (how else?), and Chris Duffy had what appeared to be a lock to be the most softly-hit RBI single of the game until Upton's pièce de résistance. An inning earlier, the Brewers squandered a chance to score some runs when Jon Garland somehow struck out Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder, and Mike Cameron with two on and nobody out.