W: Yovani Gallardo (11-9)
L: Wandy Rodriguez (11-7)
HR: Ryan Braun 2 (25), Felipe Lopez (7)
MVP: Ryan Braun (+.172)
LVP: Mike Cameron (-.034)
Win Expectancy Graph
There's the run support Yovani Gallardo was looking for!
After being shut out by Wandy Rodriguez on Sunday, the Brewers struck early and often to support their ace. Ryan Braun got the scoring started with a two run homer in the first. The Crew would eventually bat around in the first and score 8 runs. Also in the first, Felipe Lopez got his first home run, a three run shot, as a Brewer, and Jason Bourgeois got his first career RBI (and Mike Cameron made two outs). The Brewers added to their lead in the second inning on Ryan Braun's second homer of the game, in the fourth on Yovani Gallardo's RBI sac fly, and again in the seventh on Mike Cameron's RBI single.
Gallardo pitched well, only allowing three hits and striking out seven. He ran into some trouble in the sixth inning after allowing a leadoff hit and two walks to load the bases with no outs. The Astros would score two runs on two sac flies and Gallardo escpaed with no further damage. Todd Coffey, Claudio Vargas and Jesus Colome each pitched scoreless innings to close out the game.