W: Matt Belisle (3-1)
L: David Weathers (4-6)
HR:Jason Kendall (2) Chris Iannetta (16)
MVP: Jason Kendall (+.310)
LVP: David Weathers (-.357)
Win Expectancy Graph
The Brewers managed some late inning heroics to extend tonight's game, but couldn't quite finish the job.
A 5-2 game suddenly got interesting with one out in the ninth, when Mike Cameron drew a walk, J.J. Hardy singled and Jason Kendall (of all people) tied the game with a three run shot. Claudio Vargas was able to shut the Rockies down in the ninth and send the game to extra innings. He also pitched a scoreless tenth.
In the eleventh, though, David Weathers retired one batter before allowing Chris Iannetta to hit a walk-off two run shot.
I honestly didn't pay a whole lot of attention to tonight's game before the eighth inning or so, but here are the things that jumped out at me:
Chris Narveson looked pretty good until crashing in the sixth. He finished the night with three earned runs allowed on five hits in five innings, and was in line for the loss until Kendall's home run took him off the hook. He also picked up his first major league hit
- Ryan Braun had two hits in the game to reach 194 on the season. He now needs six more in the Brewers' five remaining games to reach 200.
Anything relevant I missed? Let me know in the comments.