Friday, March 15, 2013

Brewers Claw Way to Draw Versus Detroit


Game 1: Milwaukee 2  Detroit 3
Jason Thompson bombs HR number 6.
W: Jack Billingham (4-3, 2.66 ERA)
L: Jerry Augustine (7-3, 2.97 ERA)
S: John Hiller (8)
MVP: John Hiller

The Milwaukee skid continues as they drop there 7th game in their last 8 outings.  Home runs by Detroit's Jason Thompson and Lance Parrish doomed the Brewers early as the Tigers grabbed a 3-0 lead and then hung on to knock off the Brew Crew.  Jack Billingham picked up the win after going 6.1 innings  before giving way to John Hiller who earned the save.  The Brewers Jerry Augstine's bid for his 8th win fell short as Milwaukee drops below .500 for the first time this season.

Game 2: Milwaukee 3  Detroit 2
Robin Yount goes 2 for 3 to earn
game MVP in win over Tigers.
W: Bill Castro (2-0, 3.24 ERA)
L: Jim Crawford (0-3, 5.14 ERA)
MVP: Robin Yount

It took the Brewers until the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, before they could dispense of Detroit and claim a split from the Tigers.  Milwaukee, facing a hot Jack Morris (1.32 ERA), grabbed a 1 run lead in the bottom of the 5th when back to back to back singles stole the lead from the Tigers.  But Detroit fought back when Lou Whitaker double off the left field wall to drive in Ron LeFlore and tie the game at 2.  But it was Jim Crawford, who replaced a tiring Jack Morris, who would give up some terrible ninth inning pitching to lose it for Detroit.  With two on and two out, the Tiger pitcher would plunk Robin Yount in the back loading up the bases for Milwaukee.  A patient Don Money, pinch hitting for Buck Martinez, would draw the walk and drive in the winning run for Milwaukee.  The vicotry draws the Brewer record back to .500 at 17-17 while Detroit falls short of their 20th win at 19-12.

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