W: Chris Narveson (2-0)
L: Jeff Samardzija (1-3)
S: Trevor Hoffman (35)
HR: Prince Fielder (42), Jody Gerut (9), Jeff Samardzija (1)
MVP: Chris Narveson (+.190)
LVP: Jason Kendall (-.054)
Win Expectancy Graph
If you missed tonight's game, you missed one of 2009's most unlikely pitchers' duels.
Jeff Samardzija was pretty good for the Cubs, holding the Brewers hitless for the first two innings before the Brewer batters figured him out a bit, and Prince Fielder and Jody Gerut took him deep. He also connected for his first major league hit, a second-deck home run to right.
Chris Narveson, though, was that much better: He only needed 70 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings, allowed just one earned run (Samardzija's home run), walked none and struck out ten. Amazingly, he was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning after just 70 pitches.
At the plate, Jody Gerut remained hot, going 1-for-4 with his ninth home run, and Prince Fielder supplied the other two runs with a homer in the fourth. The Brewers managed just five hits in the game, and the 5-9 hitters combined to go 1-for-14.