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Brewers 1, Giants 2: Outpitched, Out-umped

Don't cry, little buddy, we'll get the next one.
Don't cry, little buddy, we'll get the next one.

Win: Madison Bumgarner (6-9)
Loss: Yovani Gallardo (11-7)
Save: Brian Wilson (31)

HR: Braun (20)

MVP: Braun (.085)
LVP: Weeks (-.188)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

Despite Corey Hart, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder all having two hits, the Brewers couldn't manage to do a whole lot on offense outside of a Braun solo HR.  Either their hits didn't fall together, or anybody after Fielder in the lineup couldn't do diddly-squat offensively, leaving the Brewers with a low run count against one of the best pitching staffs in the majors.

Madison Bumgarner certainly did his part in shutting down Milwaukee's offense, allowing only the homerun in 7.2 innings while giving up eight hits and striking out eight.  Sergio Romo and Brian Wilson completely shut down the Brewers for the remaining 1.1 innings. 

Yovani Gallardo wasn't bad, himself, as he allowed just two runs in seven innings.  It would have been just one run if Josh Wilson, playing third base, was able to catch a pop-up in the fourth inning.  But, instead of wearing sunglasses, Wilson lost it in the sun and it fell a few feet to his left, taking away an out and setting up the Giant's second run of the game. 

I'm not normally one to complain about umpires, but I'll just say they were bad in this game (especially in the late innings) and leave it at that. 

The Brewers get a sweet, sweet off day tomorrow, then come back home for a stand against the Cubs, Astros, and Cardinals as Milwaukee has 18 straight games against the NL Central, including two series each against the Astros and Cardinals.  This should be a very important stretch for the 2011 Brewers.