W: Chris Narveson (2-0)
L: Clayton Kershaw (1-1)
HR: Prince Fielder (3), Gregg Zaun (1)
MVP: Carlos Gomez (+.140)
LVP: Casey McGehee (-.040)
I had almost forgotten what winning feels like.
Staying up late to watch the Brewers play on the west coast is much more fun when they have nights like tonight, riding a nine run second inning to an easy victory.
If you went to bed early, yes, you're reading that right: The Brewers scored nine runs in the second inning on six hits, a walk and two HBP, chasing Clayton Kershaw from the game early. Two of those hits were home runs by Prince Fielder and Gregg Zaun. Zaun was near-perfect on the night, going 3-for-4 with that HBP and finishing a triple short of the cycle.
On the mound, Chris Narveson collected his first quality start of 2010, allowing three earned runs on just four hits and two walks, striking out three in six innings, and needing just 95 pitches to do so. He also collected a hit at the plate, as did every other member of the Brewers' starting lineup. He was followed to the mound by Claudio Vargas, who pitched a scoreless seventh, and Manny Parra, who allowed a three run home run to James Loney in the eighth. Todd Coffey pitched a scoreless ninth.