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Brewers 3, Nationals 5

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W: Brian Bruney (1-0)
L: LaTroy Hawkins (0-2, BS2)
S: Matt Capps (S5)

HR: Casey McGehee (4), Josh Willingham (3)

MVP: Claudio Vargas (.204)
LVP: Who Else? (-.597)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph
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This is getting annoying.

The Brewers lost the game late again. LaTroy Hawkins got the loss, giving up 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th only a day removed from throwing 39 pitches in his last appearance.

Yo Gallardo got the start for the Brewers, and pitched well enough (5Ks), limiting the Nats to 2 runs in 6 innings. Using 108 pitches (4BBs) to get through 6 innings, meant Manny Parra would have to start the 7th. Making his second appearance of the season, Parra struggled, giving up a hit and a HBP, in only 1/3 of an inning, earning him the quick hook. Claudio Vargas came in to relieve Parra and then threw one pitch, inducing an inning double play, getting the Brewers to the 8th inning. Unfortunately, Vargas got misplaced on his way back from the mound, and Hawkins, who doesn't get the slow or quick hook from Ken Macha, gave up 3 runs to hand the Nats a 5-3 win.

The Brewers runs were generated by a Casey McGehee HR (his 4th), and RBIs by Corey Hart and Gregg Zaun.

Josh Willingham hit his 500th career HR against the Brewers in the last 2 season, and newly acquired closer Matt Capps nailed down the save, and is still a tool.

Screw it, tomorrow's another day.