W: Kameron Loe (2-2)
L: Matt Lindstrom (2-2)
HR: Joe Inglett (1)
MVP: Prince Fielder (.711)
LVP: George Kottaras (-.097)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
Well, this one went downhill in a hurry (or at least the win expectancy did.) Bush and Rodriguez weren't that much different in terms of giving up hits and both teams gave up errors that led to unearned runs but the definite difference between the teams could be seen in the 3rd inning. Bush, unlike Rodriguez, walked 3 batters including 1 in the 3rd. The other problem with the Brewers tonight was the persistent problem of George Kottaras and his ability to throw out baserunners on steals. Jeff Keppinger and Michael Bourn combined in a double steal. Bourn also stole another base tonight.
However, things went uphill for the Brewers in the 9th. Lindstrom walked Kottaras with one out and Joe Inglett's first home run of 2010 followed. Rickie Weeks singled, Corey Hart walked, and a Prince Fielder single took them both home. The Brewers are now two games ahead of the Astros in the Battle for Third Place.