W: Jorge Sosa (1-0)
L: Chris Narveson (4-3)
HR: Corey Hart (13), Cody Ross (5), Cameron Maybin (5, inside-the-park)
MVP: Corey Hart(+.082)
LVP: Carlos Villanueva (-.330)
This game was very enjoyable. For a while.
Chris Narveson was cruising along, not allowing a run through the first five innings. Meanwhile, the Brewers got out to a 4-0 lead on the back of Corey Hart's 13th homer of the year and RBIs from Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks. In the top of the sixth inning, the Brewers had the bases loaded with only one out and Narveson lined out to second base, and George Kottaras was doubled off first. Oh, how the momentum changed.
With two on and two outs in the bottom of the sixth, Macha went to the mound, looking like he was going to take Narveson out. But he didn't, and the Narv-dog promptly gave up a three-run homer to Cody Ross, tying the game. Things only got worse from there.
Carlos Villanueva finished off the sixth inning, but not before allowing two more runs of his own. Marco Estrada allowed four runs in the seventh, with a little help from home plate umpire Bill Miller, who completely missed Dan Uggla not touching home plate for what would have been the third out. Jeff Suppan allowed another two runs in the eighth.