W: Dave Bush (8-13)
L: R.A. Dickey (11-9)
S: Trevor Hoffman (10)
MVP: Dave Bush (+.304)
LVP: Rickie Weeks (-.108)
Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
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This was a surprisingly good day.
R.A. Dickey was good tonight, allowing just one run to the Brewers on six hits, striking out four and walking none. Yet somehow, Dave Bush was better, shutting out the Mets for six innings and allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out one. It was Bush's longest scoreless outing since pitching seven shutout innings against the Pirates in April.
Bush also drove home the Brewers' first run with a third inning RBI single, plating Alcides Escobar. The Crew added two more in the eighth on a Ryan Braun double, and that was all they'd need. Carlos Gomez had one of the more misleading offensive lines you'll see for a while: He went 3-for-4 with a stolen base but made a pair of outs on the basepaths, getting picked off first base and caught trying to advance on a grounder.
With John Axford having pitched last night and the first game of the doubleheader, Trevor Hoffman was called upon to record the final three outs and did so in order for career save #601.