W: Nick Masset (1-3)
L: Kameron Loe (2-5)
S: Francisco Cordero (10, #300)
HR: Rickie Weeks (10), Bruce, Votto
MVP: Shaun Marcum (+.194)
LVP: Kameron Loe (-.526)
Win Expectancy Graph
Oh Brewers. You just love to tease us, don't you.
The Brewers started off the game with a bang. Within the first three pitched from Mike Leake the Crew had already collected 7 bases, with a Rickie Weeks lead-off home run and a Nyjer Morgan triple. Morgan would end up scoring on a Ryan Braun ground-out to give the Brewers an early 2-0 lead. They would tack on another run in the fourth on a Yuniesky Betancourt RBI single.
Shaun Marcum was brilliant, once again. Until the seventh inning. It wasn't a complete meltdown like his last start against the Giants, but he couldn't get out of the inning unscathed. The inning started with a leadoff single to Joey Votto. Then it was, who else, Jay Bruce, who hit a 2-run homer to brings the Reds back within one.
Marcum managed to get out of the inning without any more damage and witht eh Crew clinging to a 1-run lead. But it didn't last long. Kameron Loe came in and hit Brandon Phillips and gave up a 2-run homer to Joey Votto. Here's a fun fact: Votto is 4-7 lifetime against Loe with three homers. How that little nugget slipped by the coaching staff is beyond me.
That was all the Reds needed. Francisco Cordero came in and closed out the game to give the Reds the series win.