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W: Derek Lowe (10-7)
L: Braden Looper (9-5)

MVP: Jody Gerut (+.034)
LVP: Braden Looper (-.130)

Win Expectancy Graph
SB Nation Coverage

Jody Gerut had probably his best game as a Brewer, going 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. The WPA log conveniently overlooked his error in the 8th inning, but he's a fitting "MVP" for a game like this. Ryan Braun also contributed two hits and Corey Hart put the Brewers on the board with a two-run home run in the 6th, but the team once again failed to find a rhythm offensively despite nine hits in six innings off starter Derek Lowe.

Even if they had, it may not have mattered. Braden Looper allowed one run in the first five innings, repeatedly stranding leadoff baserunners. The Braves caught up to him in the sixth, however, as Matt Diaz had an RBI single and Casey Kotchman hit a three-run home run to right. Looper finished having allowed five runs and eleven baserunners over six innings. The relievers du jour didn't help matters as Mark DiFelice, Mike Burns, and Chris Smith each gave up runs in their innings of work.