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Brewers tie it in the ninth, but still lose to Astros 2-1

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W: Brandon Lyon (3-1)
L: Kameron Loe (2-2)

HR: Prince Fielder (6)

MVP: Prince Fielder (+.257)
LVP: Kameron Loe (-.377)

Win Expectancy Graph


The first inning looked good mildly good for the Brewers. Ryan Braun extended his on-base streak to 25 games with a solid double to left-center. He might have scored had Carlos Lee not robbed Prince Fielder of a hit. It looked like the Crew might have Wandy Rodriguez's number again.

It also looked like Bad Randy Wolf showed up again based on his first inning results.  After striking out Michael Bourn, he allowed a single to Jason Bourgeois (who then stole second, and then third) and walked Angel Sanchez. He got Hunter Pence to hit a slow roller to Casey McGehee, who airmailed it, and Pence reached on the error. The error didn't really matter though, as the run would've scored anyway. Astros up 1-0.

Rather unexpectedly, that was pretty much it from the Astros' offense for the rest of the night. Randy Wolf only allowed 3 more hits over his remaining 6 innings. That was also pretty much it from the Brewers offense for the rest of the night. They got their hits (6 in fact, off Rodriguez), and it seemed like any minute they would finally break through. But it didn't happen. Their best chance to score was when Carlos Gomez doubled in the eighth inning, but was then thrown out trying to get to third on a bobble in the outfield.

It looked like the Crew was going to go down without a fight. But then Prince Fielder stepped to the plate and tied the game with one swing of the bat. But alas, our euphoria was short lived. After Kameron Loe got two easy outs in the bottom on the ninth, he walked the next two. It looked like he had strike three on Bourgeois, but the home plate umpire disagreed. Bourgeois singled on the next pitch to give the Astros the win.