Oh, What A Night!
By: Big Rygg
Now here is the other side of the coin when I was speaking about Yovani Gallardo’s start against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. A 15-3 drubbing of the Cincinnati Reds is just what the doctor ordered for Manny Parra and the rest of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Parra picked up his first victory on the year and the Brewers won their first game in which Parra started. That’s a nice fat gorilla that just climbed off of Parra’s back, not to mention that Parra tossed a quality start on top of all of the offense’s fireworks.
Personally, I thought the key play in this one was Corey Hart’s two-RBI base hit in the first inning. It came with two outs and had he not come through with the bases loaded, perhaps the Reds get some confidence out of the missed opportunity by the Brewers. Instead, Hart puts up a crooked number and allows J.J. Hardy to bat in the inning as well, and Hardy responds by tatooing a three-run oppo home run.
Excellent game tonight in every facet, including a handful of fantastic defensive plays, probably the best of which came from Chris Duffy once he took over for Mike Cameron in center field.
But all in alll, a good night for every Brewer. Here are some of the notables from tonight’s contest:
- The Brewers scored their season high in runs (15).
- The Brewers had their largest margin of victory this season (12).
- Carlos Corporan tallied his first major league hit in his first major league at-bat
- Ryan Braun hit the second grand slam of his career
- Braun also set a personal career-high in RBI
- The Brewers, by winning tonight, now have three separate four-game winning streaks (they don’t yet have one of at least five games)
Great job guys!
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Let’s get another tomorrow and carry some healthy momentum into our series with the Cubs at Miller Park!