W: Chad Qualls (2-2)
L: Kameron Loe (2-4)
HR: Fielder (8, #200), Betancourt (2)
MVP: Prince Fielder (+.195)
LVP: Kameron Loe (-.631)
This team really likes to toy with your emotions.
After such a long game, you almost forget that Randy Wolf started. But then it all comes rushing back and you remember that Randy Wolf was terrible today. Right from the beginning of the game, when he gave up a lead-off home run to Chris Denorfia, he just didn't have it. Wolf would end up giving up three runs in that inning, and two more in the third to leave the Brewers trailing 5-0. In his 3.1 innings of work, Wolf gave up 12 hits to the worst hitting team in the NL.
It looked like it was going to be one of those bad days. The Brewer offense wasn't going much against Tim Stauffer. But they fought their way back, starting with Casey McGehee's RBI single in the fourth. They would tack on another in the fourth with Yuniesky Betancourt's sac fly. The scoring continued in the fifth when Ryan Braun drove in Mark Kotsay with an RBI single. Prince Fielder delivered the big hit of the inning, hitting his eighth home run of the year, and the 200th of his career; a 2-run shot in the fifth inning to tie the game at 5-5.
Betancourt gave the Brewers their first lead of the game when he led off the sixth inning with his second homer of the year. It would be a short-lived lead, as the Padres busted out for eight runs in the eight; one off of Mitch Stetter, four off of Kameron Loe, and three off of Mike McClendon.
Searching for silver linings, the offense was pretty good today. Every starter, with the exception of Mark Kotsay got a hit. Even Carlos Gomez ans Wil Nieves managed to reach base safely.
Glaring downside (other than the loss): Ryan Braun left the game in the seventh inning. Not really sure why. Word is that he was limping after crashing into the outfield wall.