W: Takashi Saito (4-1)
L: Mike MacDougal (0-2)
MVP: Yovani Gallardo (+.463)
LVP: Corey Hart (-.102)
Another night, another excellent pitching performance, another close victory.
Yovani Gallardo was excellent tonight, having arguably his best outing since May. He allowed just one run on four hits and a walk over eight innings, striking out nine for the first time since June. Between the fourth and eighth innings he retired twelve consecutive batters. Unfortunately, the Brewer offense only managed one run while he was in the game and he received a no-decision.
The Brewer offense managed just the one run until the ninth inning, when Prince Fielder walked leading off, followed by a Casey McGehee single and a walk for Yuniesky Betancourt (!) to load the bases, and Mark Kotsay's single ended the game.
Takashi Saito, who pitched a perfect ninth, picked up the victory.