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Brewers 6, White Sox 8: Pitching Not A-Aoki

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I'm starting to like this man.
I'm starting to like this man.

Win: Jesse Crain (2-1)
Loss: Jose Veras (3-3)
Save: Addison Reed (9)

HR: Viciedo (13)

MVP: Norichika Aoki (.223 WPA)
LVP: Randy Wolf (-.276 WPA)

Fangraphs Win Expectancy Graph

The Brewers lost. Anymore this season, that's not too much of a surprise. Randy Wolf had a very Randy Wolf start, going just 5.1 innings (innings eater!) and allowing five earned runs (veteran leadership!) on eight hits (he knows how to pitch!).

The Brewers bullpen had a very Brewers bullpen kind of day, with the trembling trio of Kameron Loe, Jose Veras, and Tim Dillard giving up a run apiece in 0.2 innings, 1 inning and 1 inning, respectively. Not so fun fact: Loe is the only Milwaukee reliever under a 3.90 ERA, with Francisco Rodriguez the only other reliever under a 4.00 ERA. I think I found the team's weak spot, you guys.

The Brewers offense was good and efficient once again, knocking in a run apiece in the second, third, and fifth innings before breaking out with a three run sixth inning. The team didn't rely on power for their runs, with only one extra base hit contributing to a run scoring (an George Kottaras double and Dayan Viciedo error brought in Aramis Ramirez, who had singled previously).

Ramirez had a nice day at the plate, going 2-4 with a walk and two runs scored. The offensive star of the day, however, was Norichika Aoki. The Japanese star went 3-4 with a double and two runs scored, and also stole four bases on the day. That's the first four-stolen base day for a Brewers player since Scott Podsednik did it in 2004, according to Kyle. Nyjer Morgan, Ryan Braun, and Martin Maldonado all reached base twice, as well.

The two teams get to go at it one more time tomorrow, with Michael Fiers going head-to-head with Jose Quintana. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm.