Saturday, March 16, 2013

Milwaukee Edges California


Game 1: Milwaukee 7  California 6
Sal Bando
WP: Mike Caldwell (3-3, 5.16 ERA)
LP: Frank Tanana (4-4, 2.44 ERA)
SV: Eduardo Rodriguez (3)
MVP: Sal Bando

Frank Tanana didn't seem to have his normal stuff today as Milwaukee tagged him for 7 hits and 6 earned runs.  The Brewers built a 7-3 lead going into the ninth inning before the Angels got their bats rolling.  Racking up 3 runs before Milwaukee's Eduardo Rodriguez put the squelch to the potential comeback.  Gorman Thomas hit home run number 8 and Don Baylor hit his 4th of the season.  MVP Sal Bando went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI's.




Game 2: Milwaukee 9  California 14
Don Baylor hits Grand Slam
WP: Paul Hartzell (1-1, 2.11 ERA)
LP: Bill Travers (0-1, 8.74 ERA)
MVP: Don Baylor

California bats were touched by an Angel today as they laid waste to Milwaukee pitching in a 14-9 clubbing of the Brewers.  The Angels ripped out 6 hits and 5 runs, including a grand slam by Don Baylor (5th homer of the season), to open up the 1st inning.  But behind the bat of Gorman Thomas (9th & 10th on the season) and his two home runs, the Brewers battled back twice to narrow that gap to 5-4 and 11-9 before giving way to California's 17 hits on the day.  Milwaukee chipped in 15 hits of their own but too little too late.

Game 3: Milwaukee 9  California 0
WP: Larry Sorenson (4-6, 2.38 ERA)
LP: Don Aase (2-5, 4.30 ERA)
MVP: Larry Sorenson

Brewers Sal Bando's 3 for 4 (home run #3) performance helped Milwaukee rack up 13 hits en route to a 9-0 whooping of the Angels.   But it was Larry Sorenson's complete game shut out that stole the show.  Sorenson stymied California batters and held them to only 6 hits on 0 runs for the day.  The win gave the Brew Crew a 2 to 3 edge over the Angels for the series and both teams finished with a 19-18 season record.

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