W: Ted Lilly (8-8)
L: Dave Bush (6-11)
S: Hong-Chih Kuo (5)
HR: Rickie Weeks (24), Matt Kemp (22), Rod Barajas (13)
MVP: Casey McGehee (+.158)
LVP: Dave Bush (-.347)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
SB Nation Coverage
A good old-fashioned Yosting.
Dave Bush entered the sixth inning, where he's collapsed so many times before, having been handed a 3-2 lead. Most managers, especially coming off a day off, would be prepared to make a move to the bullpen and preserve the lead if Bush showed some signs of trouble. In fact, Ken Macha had Todd Coffey and Chris Capuano warming in the bullpen. But he elected to stick with Bush, and Bush rewarded him by allowing a three run shot to Rod Barajas that dropped the Brewers' chances of victory tonight from 67 to 25%.
All told, Bush allowed five runs on ten hits and a walk over six innings, striking out three.
Unfortunately, the Brewers wasted a great performance by Casey McGehee. McGehee picked up extra base hits in each of his first three at bats tonight, including his first triple of the season. He was one of just two Brewers with multiple hits.
Carlos Gomez, making his return from the DL, went 1-for-4 with a ninth inning bunt single. In fact, the Brewers had the potential winning run at the plate with one out in the ninth, but Corey Hart popped out to short and Rickie Weeks struck out to end the game.