Marco Estrada pitched well, but the Brewers offense let him down.
Estrada didn’t have his best stuff, but lasted 6.1 and only gave up a single unearned run.
Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt accounted for most of the Brewers’ offense, including back to back doubles in the 9th. They had 4 of the Brewers’ 7 hits.
The bullpen continues their resurgence with Mike Gonzalez, Tom Gorzelanny, and Burke Badenhop all throwing parts of scoreless innings.
The top of the order was mediocre. The Brewers actually out-hit their opponents, which didn’t happen as much as you would have thought during their streak. The issue was they couldn’t string anything together.
Rickie Weeks had 2 errors, including one that allowed a runner to score off of a sacrifice bunt.
Martin Maldonado was called out on runner’s interference to end the game.
I saw the replay of this and my gut reaction was that it was a foul ball. The rules are unclear, but I’ve never seen a play this close not called a foul ball. Bill Schroeder mentioned that he can’t remember it ever being called like this either and he played catcher (not to mentioned as been a TV color guy for many years). Ron Roenicke pleaded his case to no avail. It is a frustrating way to end the game, but I wouldn’t say the Brewers got jobbed or anything. They had opportunities to score and failed.
The Brewers had off today and are back in action against the Dodgers tomorrow. Hiram Burgos takes the mound against Josh Beckett. Burgos was impressive in his major league debut last Saturday. Beckett has struggled to open the season.