Brewers (31-22) v. Marlins (25-29)

The Brew Crew got back on the winning track last night……..but it was closer than it should have been.  They were helped immensely by the Marlin pitching staff who issued 9 walks total, including walking in 3 runs.  The Brewers took a 9-1 lead into the bottom of the 5th.  Up to this point Braden Looper had cruised along just fine.  Unfortunately he couldn’t get out of the 5th.  Thankfully Seth McClung came on to pitch 3 1/3 innings and Trevor closed out the 9th.  McClung has really been a savior of late and picked up 2 wins in the last week by going multiple innings after the starter was roughed up.  The down side is that he again will be unavailable for a few days because of long outing.  The offense picked it up again after being quiet the first 2 games of the series.  Ryan Braun hit a 2 run shot and Casey McGehee continued to hit, adding 2 RBI as well.  As noted above, the Marlins also assisted us by walking in 3 runs.  The non-surprising stat of the day was Bill Hall struck out 3 more times.  The Crew now at least has a chance to split the 4 game set with a win tonight.  Here is a preview:

Dave Bush will try and get back on the winning track in Miami tonight.  His last outing against the Reds was ugly, but the Brewers scored enough to come away with the win.  We all know that Bush has pitched really well this year.  This includes a start against the Marlins last month in which he went 7 innings and gave up 2 earned runs.  His career numbers against the fish don’t match this (5.63 ERA), but remember this is the new Dave Bush.  Josh Johnson goes in the series finale for the Marlins.  Johnson has pitched really well this year and is 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA.  He made a start last month against the Brewers that didn’t go so well and left after only 4 innings.  He gave up 3 runs, 2 earned.  Johnson has pitched much better at home then on the road this year.  Hopefully we’ll reverse that.  Go Brewers!!

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