W: Carlos Zambrano (1-0)
L: Randy Wolf (0-2)
S: Carlos Marmol (3)
HR: Prince Fielder (1), Geovany Soto (1), Jeff Baker (1)
MVP: Casey McGehee (+.097)
LVP: Randy Wolf (-.379)
FanGraphs Win Expectancy Graph and Star of the Game Voting
These Randy Wolf outings are starting to sound familiar.
Wolf had a frustrating outing tonight that, for the most part, won't show up in his line score. He melted down and allowed five runs to score on two home runs in the fourth (including a three run shot for Jeff Baker), but because of an error earlier in the inning only one of the runs was earned. He then allowed another run in the sixth. He'll get credit for a quality start even though he likely doesn't deserve it: He pitched six innings and allowed six runs (two earned) on nine hits, walking one and striking out five.
Jeff Baker victimized Brewer pitching all night, going 4-for-5 with the aforementioned home run and four RBI. Marlon Byrd went 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
Prince Fielder hit a home run tonight, the 100th of his career at Miller Park and his first of the season. We'll have more on that in tonight's Stat of the Night. Aside from Fielder, though, there wasn't much going on offensively: His home run was the Brewers' only extra base hit, and Yuniesky Betancourt (2-for-4) and Nyjer Morgan (2-for-3, sac bunt) had the only multi-hit games.
The Brewers had two men on and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but Mark Kotsay struck out, Rickie Weeks flew out and Carlos Gomez struck out to end it.
The Brewers are now 0-3 in series openers this season. They'll get a chance to improve to 2-1 in game twos tomorrow.