W: Todd Coffey (1-0)
L: Aaron Cook (0-1)
S: Trevor Hoffman (2)
HR: Miguel Olivo (1)
MVP: Trevor Hoffman (+.167)
LVP: Doug Davis (-.269)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game voting
I don't think one can complain much at all at this point, as the Brewers took two of three at home against the likely NL West champions.
Doug Davis was off today, allowing four earned runs on six hits and three walks and lasting just four innings, needing 88 pitches to do so. The Brewer bullpen picked him up, though, getting five shutout innings from Todd Coffey (who pitched the fifth and sixth to pick up the win), Chris Narveson, Mitch Stetter, Carlos Villanueva, LaTroy Hawkins and Trevor Hoffman, who picked up his 593rd carer save.
At the plate, George Kottaras was responsible for three runs without a hit in his Brewer debut, driving in runs with a ground out and a sac fly and scoring a run after reaching on an error. Jim Edmonds was the only Brewer with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Jody Gerut's pinch-hit double in the sixth gave the Brewers the lead for good.
With the win, the Brewers are the first NL Central team with two wins. They're off tomorrow and host the Cardinals Friday night.