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W: Chris Narveson (8-6)
L: Tim Hudson (9-5)
S: John Axford (11)

HR: Prince Fielder (21), Matt Diaz (2), Eric Hinske (7)

MVP: Corey Hart (+.247)
LVP: Alcides Escobar (-.109)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game voting
SB Nation Coverage

Plate discipline FTW.

Brewer fans have become accustomed to watching Brewer pitchers walk batters with the bases loaded but tonight they got to see how the other half lives, as Rickie Weeks' bases loaded free pass gave the Brewers the lead for good in the Brewers' second straight victory.

The Brewers trailed 2-1 and Chris Narveson appeared to be on his way to a hard luck loss before the top of the seventh, when Prince Fielder's solo home run and Weeks' walk reversed the outcome. Narveson bounced back from recent struggles nicely tonight with a quality start, allowing two runs (on a Matt Diaz home run) over six innings, walking one and striking out two. It was just his second quality start in his last six outings.

Other stuff of note:

 

  • Corey Hart went 2-for-4 with a three run double, and now has hits in eight straight games and 28 of 29.
  • Todd Coffey, appearing in the third straight game, allowed a run on two hits in the seventh. That snapped a streak of 13 straight batters retired.
  • Things got ugly in the top of the eighth when Braves reliever Jonny Venters threw the first pitch of the inning over Prince Fielder's head, then hit him in the middle of the back with the second one. Venters and Bobby Cox were ejected.
  • John Axford recorded the final four outs for his 11th save, and his third save longer than one inning.