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Phenomenal Fiers flummoxes Canucks, Brewers win 6-1

Fiers was brilliant again and the Brewers offense was staggering.

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Winning Pitcher: Mike Fiers

Losing Pitcher: J.A. Happ

Win Expectancy Chart


Inning the First

Mike Fiers picked up right where he left off with a strikeout to Jose Reyes. He got a flyout before issuing a walk to Jose Bautista. It wouldn't hurt the Brewers as he immediately proceeded to strike out Edwin Encarnacion on 3 pitches.

The Brewers offense picked up right where it left off as well. Three non-consecutive doubles from Carlos Gomez, Jonathan Lucroy, and Aramis Ramirez would give the Brewers a 2-0 lead after the first inning.

Inning 2: The Quickening

Dioner Navarro blooped a single to lead off the inning and reached third base on a line drive double off the bat of Colby Rasmus. Juan Francisco justified a lot of impatient Brewers fans opinion of him with a strikeout. Munenori "I AM JAPANEEEEESE" Kawasaki drove in a run with a fielder's choice. Opposing pitcher J.A. Happ ended the inning by striking out, but give him credit for lasting past 3 pitches.

Brewers go 3 up 3 down.

Inning 3: The Dream Warriors

Blue Jays went 3 up 3 down.

The Brewers score another run on back-to-back doubles by Lucroy and Ryan Braun. Braun too would score after two back-to-back sac flies. Rickie Weeks would reach on an error

Inning 4: Nerds in Love

Blue Jays go down in order again.

Mike Fiers led off the inning for the Brewers with a bloop single. Carlos Gomez continued with his new found patience by drawing a walk on 4 pitches. J.A. Happ may have injured himself at some point because the athletic trainer came out to look at him during the Gomez at-bat and then Happ was removed from the game right after. Dustin McGowan entered the game and got two quick outs to end the Brewers threat.

Inning 5: Assignment Miami Beach

Blue Jays were unable to reach base for the third straight inning.

Aramis Ramirez led off the inning with his second double of the night, this of the ground-rule variety, and the six of the night for the Brewers. Khris Davis would immediately follow with the teams 7th double driving in the teams 5th run. Rickie Weeks would drive in the 6th run with a shot up the middle.

Inning 6: Back 2 tha Hood

After the Jays went down in order yet again, Fiers increased his streak to 15 consecutive batters retired.

The Brewers too did not reach base.

Inning 7: H20: Twenty Years Later

Fiers pitched yet another clean inning to end his night after 106 pitches. He ended up retiring the final 18 batters he faced. He struck out 6, walked 1, gave up 2 hits and 1 run. It was yet another excellent start from the phenomenal Fiers.

Khris Davis knocked a single, but that was it for the Brewers this inning.

Inning 8: Jason Takes Manhattan

Zack Duke kept the good news rolling with a 3 up 3 down inning.

The Brewers were also retired in order to end their night offensively.

Inning 9: Revelations

With a 5 run lead, Ron Roenicke opted to go with Brandon Kintzler in the ninth inning. Kintzler retired the side in order and so Brewers pitchers combined to retired the final 24 batters faced!

With tonight's win the Brewers increase their win streak to 5 games! Tomorrow is a day game and will feature Jimmy Nelson versus R.A. Dickey. Start time is 1:10 pm CT.

Other notes:

  • The Pirates lost again. This time the Braves beat them 11-3. They fall to 7 games back of the Brewers.

  • The Cardinals were losing by a run at the end of the Brewers game. They began the day 2.5 games back of the Brewers, so a loss will put them down to 3.5 games.