W: Rob Wooten (2-0)
L: Alfredo Simon (5-4)
S: Jim Henderson (20)
HR: Khris Davis 2 (8), Scooter Gennett (5), Brandon Phillips (16)
MVP: Khris Davis (+.555 WPA)
LVP: Jean Segura (-.164)
The Brewers are going to have a tough decision to make when Ryan Braun rejoins the team next spring, and Khris Davis isn't making it any easier.
The Brewers' interim left fielder continued his remarkable hot streak with a pair of two-run home runs tonight, giving the Brewers a 3-2 lead in the sixth and breaking a 3-3 tie in the eighth. He now has hits in nine consecutive games, and his slugging percentage is up to .730. All five of the multi-hit games in his MLB career have come in August.
Yovani Gallardo wasn't able to pick up where he left off against the Reds on Saturday (when he pitched 6.1 scoreless innings), but he did give the Brewers a chance to win tonight. He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks, striking out five and holding the Reds to a single home run on a night when the wind was blowing out.
Carlos Gomez appeared in tonight's game for the first time in a week but looked like a guy who should be on the DL. He's a step slow both in the field and on the bases and watching him run is painful at this point.
Scooter Gennett's home run in the eighth inning hit a fan in the front row and triggered a review, but after a long delay the ruling was confirmed and Gennett has more home runs in the majors (5) than he's hit at any level since leaving A-ball.
Jim Henderson struck out Joey Votto for the final out to record his 20th save, becoming the 17th Brewer in franchise history to record a 20-save season.
This series continues tomorrow when Wily Peralta takes on Bronson Arroyo at 6:10.