SV: John Axford (25)
Two days into the new lineup experiment, Ron Roenicke looks like a genius. Two road wins in a row will help do that.
Milwaukee used some small ball to start the scoring today. In the second inning,scored the first run on a double, groundout to first, and a sacrifice fly. Colorado tied it in the fourth inning, but the put up three more runs in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 4-1 lead.
pitched well through five innings. However, at the end of the fifth inning, Marcum made an excellent throw to first base while falling to the ground to get to end the inning. He injured himself on the play, and it became apparent in the next inning. He allowed a home run on the first pitch to Jason Giambi, then threw two balls to to start his at-bat before being removed. Report from the Brewers is that he strained his neck. came in and worked through a walk and a hit to keep the game at 4-2.
Takashi Saito pitched through distractions from the crowd and put up a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh. Francisco Rodriguez worked around a double and a walk to pitch a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts. John Axford came in to pitch the ninth inning.reached on an error by , and a double by scored him. After that, Axford settled down and got to ground out to Wilson and to strike out. Jason Giambi drew a walk, but Axford got Troy Tulowitzki to strike out and end the game.
The offense was well spread out today. Seven of the nine starters had a hit with four players collecting multi-hit games (, Rickie Weeks, Casey McGehee, Josh Wilson). Only Shaun Marcum and had no hits, though Fielder did draw two walks. With Josh Wilson putting up his second straight multi-hit game, you have to wonder if the days of as a regular starter are starting to come to an end. He didn't help his case on defense though, committing an error and originally credited with another (that would be rescinded later).
The Brewers travel to Arizona next to take on the Diamondbacks starting on Monday.