LVP: Rickie Weeks (-.055)
Win Expectancy Graph
Interesting game today. The Brewers broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the 8th on Chris Duffy's RBI groundout; they'd loaded the bases on a J.J. Hardy single that had to feel pretty good, Prince Fielder's third walk of the game, and a Mike Cameron flare that Justin Upton allowed to drop in short right field.
The only reason a rally was necessary was because Dave Bush lived up to his stereotype, allowing three solo home runs in the 7th inning after throwing a two-hit shutout to that point. Bush ended up with a quality start, allowing the three runs on five hits to go with a sparkly 7/0 K/BB in his seven innings, but the big innings sure are frustrating to watch.
Prior to the 7th, the Brewers built a three-run lead on the strength of back-to-back solo homers from Fielder and Cameron in the 2nd and a two-out RBI infield single from Corey Hart in the 5th. They missed a chance to add at least one more run in the 6th after Rickie Weeks tripled to lead off the inning but was thrown out at home trying to score on Tom Gordon's wild pitch.
Trivia: Mark Reynolds and Justin Upton also went back-to-back in Arizona's three-homer 7th inning; I'm sure we'll hear soon the last time both teams hit back-to-back homers in the same game.