Daily Archives: August 13, 2008

August 13, 2008

Brewers 5, Padres 2: Streaking to 7

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Padres (46-73)010001000241
W: Suppan (8-7) L: Baek (4-7) S: Torres (23)


The Brewers won their 7th straight game and once again are placing some heat on the Cubs. Milwaukee is now 3 games back of first place Chicago and leads the wild card race by 4 games.

The team has had no difficulty lately beating the crappy teams in the National League. Yesterday, Jeff Suppan performed his best C. C. Sabathia impersonation, coming close to a complete game. He pitched 8 innings and gave up only 2 runs on 4 hits. That was more than enough for the Brewer’s offense.

Mike Cameron and Prince Fielder both homered to lead the scoring.

August 13, 2008

Reds 5, Pirates 1: Winning in the Usual Way

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W: Volquez (14-5) L: Karstens (2-1)


In the first game of the post-Dunn, post-Griffey era, the Reds won in the same fashion that they have whenever they’ve managed to scrape out a win: with home runs.

Sure, you might expect a team without two of the premier sluggers in the game to have a little less pop–and they do–but the Reds have long been a team built on the homer. That doesn’t change with the removal of two batters.

Brandon Phillips and Javier Valentí­n were the two Reds to hit homers, driving in 3 of the team’s 5 runs. Edinson Volquez allowed 1 run in 6 2/3 innings for the win.

For the Pirates, newcomer’s first start at PNC didn’t go as well as his two previous Pirates starts. His scoreless inning streak didn’t even make it out of the first. Despite that, he pitched well, giving up just 3 earned runs in 7 innings.