The Brewers played a good all around game yesterday to finish off a sweep of the Reds and complete the short home stand with a winning record of 4-2. Yovani had to work for it, but still managed to give up only 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 1/3 innings. The bullpen was again lights out, with Stetter, DiFelice and Hoffman closing the door. Mike Cameron led the way on offense driving in 3 runs, including a 2 run homer. It was also nice to see Mat Gamel break out of his slump a little with 2 hits and an RBI. Overall, a very good series that propelled the Brewers back into first place alone, as we begin the month of June. The Crew will try and keep it going as we hit the road for 7 games against NL East teams. Here is a preview of the game today:
Our $12.5 million dollar man will take the mound in game 1 of a 4 game series against the Marlins in Miami. I think we should just sum up Suppan as, it is what it is. You just have to know going in, that it probably won’t be pretty, but there is always that possibility that he could pull a rabbit out of his hat and throw 7 shutout innings. His last outing (on national TV) against the Cardinals was ugly. Threw 10 starts this year, Suppan is 3-4 and carrying a 5.23 ERA, which is not very good. However, the Brewers are 6-4 in his 10 starts, so if this continues, I’ll take it. A lefty named Andrew Miller, that I know nothing about, will start game 1 for the Fish. In 5 starts this year, Miller has given up 4 run twice and 2 runs three times. He seems to walk a good number of guys, with a total of 16 in the 5 starts. In his career, Miller has appeared in 4 games against the Brewers including two starts, which have resulted in a 1-0 record and a 3.14 ERA. These numbers are good, but the sample size of 14 1/3 innings is small. So we’ll see what happens and hopefully get this road trip off to a good start. Go Brewers!!