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Brewers 0, Astros 5

Win: Bud Norris (2-1)
Loss: Chris Narveson (1-2)

HR: Carlos Lee (3)

MVP: Jonathan Lucroy (.042)
LVP: Chris Narveson (-.106)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

So far in 2011, the Brewers have shut out five different opponents.  Today, for the first time this year, the Brewers were the ones being shut out. The loss today puts Milwaukee back under .500.

Bud Norris was outstanding for the Astros, going 7.2 innings (the first time since Sept. 14, 2010 that he went over six innings) and struck out a whopping eleven Brewers hitters.  He allowed just three hits along with three walks. 

Chris Narveson, on the other hand, pitched well for five innings while allowing just one run, but was hurt by a three run home run by Carlos Lee in the sixth.  Overall, Narveson allowed the four runs on seven hits in six innings.  Looking between the lines, though, it's good to see that Narveson didn't walk a single batter but did strike out seven Astros. 

Offensively, there isn't much to talk about.  Jonathan Lucroy had the best day by default, I guess, as he was the only Brewer to reach base twice with both a hit and a walk.  The only extra base hit was a double off the bat of Mark Kotsay. Rickie Weeks and Casey McGehee both went 0-4 with two strikeouts apiece.

It was a garbage game, but it's not like we weren't going to have any like this over the course of 2011.  The Brewers will be trying to make it back to .500 tomorrow against the Braves.  Three more days until the Greinkepocalypse!