W: Edinson Volquez (8-8)
L: Yovani Gallardo (8-9)
S: Huston Street (18)
HR: Carlos Quentin (13), Jesus Guzman (7), Yuniesky Betancourt (10), Carlos Gomez (16), Norichika Aoki (5)
MVP: Caleb Gindl (.269 WPA)
LVP: Rickie Weeks (-.332 WPA)
win expectancy graph / box score
There were 29 hits in this game. Yuniesky Betancourt had 4 of them. It was that sort of game: nearly 4 hours of futility on the part of all parties concerned. The Brewers had a really good day at the plate, hitting three home runs and loading the bases multiple times, but Yovani Gallardo's shortest outing of 2013 didn't keep them in the game. Gallardo gave up 6 runs in 3.2 innings. Alfredo Figaro came in for the last out in the 4th and shut things down in his return from the disabled list and proceeded to pitch the next two innings without giving up a run.
Michael Gonzalez had other ideas for today, potentially destroying all trade value he may have had by giving up 4 runs on 4 hits in one inning of work.
The Brewers offense had its own troubles with scoring runs--yes, in an 8-run game--by loading the bases in the 6th inning with 1 out. Rickie Weeks hit into a home-to-first double play killing the amazing rally.
The Brewers are at it again tomorrow at 8:40 Central in Denver vs the Colorado Rockies. Wily Peralta's on the hill for the Crew, facing off against Tyler Chatwood (who appears to be good this season? I did not know. Or expect.)