Saturday, March 2, 2013

Welcome Back Robin! Brewers Sweep Royals

Robin Yount returns.
Game 1: Milwaukee 11 Kansas City 10
WP: Randy Stein (2-0, 3.46 ERA)
LP: Al Hrabosky (0-3, 7.04 ERA, BS 1)
MVP: Larry Hisle

A wild game at County Stadium saw both teams put up a combined total of 28 hits and 5 home runs as Brewer fans were treated to a major comeback win over Kansas City.  Trailing 10-2 going into the 7th inning, Milwaukee fans welcomed back Robin Yount, who saw his first appearance this season, as Rockin Robin (1)  smashed a 3 run homer in a pinch hit spot.  That got Bambi's Bombers rolling as they closed the gap to 10-5 by the end of the inning.  But the best was yet to come for the Brewers.  Still trailing by 5, entering the bottom half of the 9th inning, Milwaukee's Larry Hisle (7th) and Gorman Thomas (6th) would tag Royals pitcher "The Mad Hungarian" Al Hrabosky for two homers and a 6 run effort that ended in a Brewer comeback win.  Lost in the excitement was the performance of KC's Amos Otis who went 2 for 5 with 5 RBI's and 2 homer runs.

Game 2: Milwaukee 5 Kansas City 2
WP: Larry Sorenson (3-4, 2.44 ERA)
LP: Paul Splittorff (3-3, 2.07 ERA)
MVP: Larry Sorenson

The second game started much the same way as the first as KC got on the board quickly with a 1-0 lead.  But it was all Milwaukee from there as they used the long ball again to down the visiting Royals.  This time it was Cecil Cooper (3rd) and Sal Bando (2nd) who did the damage as a Milwaukee 4 run 6th put the win in the Brewers back pocket.  Larry Sorenson went the distance for the Crew and picked up his 3rd win of the season.

Jerry Augustine gets 7th win
of the season.
Game 3: Milwaukee 4 Kansas City 2
WP: Jerry Augustine (7-1, 2.59 ERA)
LP: Mingori (0-2, 4.00 ERA)
MVP: Jerry Augustine

Cecil Cooper (4th)  broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the 8th inning hitting a two run home run to give the Brewers a lead they would not relinquish.  The inning started with a Royal error putting Paul Molitor on base to set up the 2 run shot by Cooper.  The Brewers 4-2 victory gave league leading wins leader, Jerry Augustine, his 7th win of the young season as he went the distance in the win.  Hal McRae and Joe Zdeb both went 2 for 4 in the game, but the Royals bats were pretty much kept in check.  The series sweep of KC improved Milwaukee to 15-10 while the Royals dropped to 9-16.

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