You've got to hand it to the Brewers, two wins against the Braves is nothing to wave off. I could probably count on one hand how many series they have won against good opponents. The Brewers had all hands on deck today to help them achieve victory, at least from the pitching side. A boatload of injuries forced the Brewers hand as they needed Donovan Hand to make a spot start today. Hand handed in an excellent performance, pitching 4.2 shutout innings, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out three batters to help give the Brewers the upper hand. John Axford, Mike Gonzalez, Burke Badenhop and Francisco Rodriguez handed the Brewers the game on a silver platter by combining for 4.1 more scoreless innings. Overall, the Braves picked up just four hits today. While the pitching staff worked their magic, the bats had their hands full with Tim Hudson and the Braves bullpen. Milwaukee hitters are old hands at working through struggles, however, and came up with clutch hits in the middle of the game. Aramis Ramirez, Jonathan Lucroy, and Juan Francisco combined to hit three straight singles in the bottom of the fourth inning, with Francisco's driving in Ramirez.
'K-Rod' gets save No. 300; Brewers shut out Braves 2-0
Brew Crew Ball | Jun 22