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Brewers 4, Cardinals 2

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W: Chris Narveson (11-7)
L: Kyle Lohse (2-7)
S: Trevor Hoffman #600

HR: none

MVP: Casey McGehee (+.282) (honorary MVP to Trevor Hoffman)
LVP: Corey Hart (.109)

Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
SBNation Coverage


Three storylines came out of this game:

  • Chris Narveson continued his hot streak. He pitched 7 solid innings giving up only two runs and striking out 9 Cardinals. He didn't even allow the hit until the fourth inning. It was in the fourth where he allowed both runs.
  • Casey McGehee is made up for his defensive miscues yesterday by driving in three of the four Brewer runs today. He went 3-4 today and drove in both go-ahead runs in the fifth inning.
  • The umpiring was... interesting tonight, particularly the umpiring of Bob Davidson. He ejected Cardinal pitching coach Dave Duncan, Ken Macha, Chris Dickerson, and a fan. Yes, a fan in the stands was thrown out by the home plate umpire.

Of course I wrote all of this before Trevor Hoffman came in to pitch. He gave up a lead off single to Colby Rasmus, but then got a double play and a ground ball from Aaron Miles for his 600th career save. It really was a special moment afterward, as the entire team and Hoffman's family came out onto the field to congratulate him. Hoffman was then carried off the field on the shoulders of Todd Coffey and Prince Fielder to revel in the glory of becoming the first pitcher to ever record 600 saves.