After the series they had against the Rockies, it was easy to just assume that the Brewers where about to get wrecked in the next three games against the Cubs. Then the pitching, which was almost nonexistent in the first two games, has been stellar in the last three outings. After allowing thirteen runs in the first two games, they’ve only allowed four in the last three.
Nelson was nothing short of stellar as he scattered four hits over six innings and struck out eight. These last few games have given the Brewers hope that if there pitching and offense are good in the same game they could be ridiculously good already this year.
Besides two base knocks by, Jesus Aguilar, the Brewers bats were relatively quite. Aguilar was on base when Ryan Braun scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Braun started off the inning with a single. Aguilar walked and Jeff Bandy was hit by a pitch. Cubs pitcher Mike Montgomery threw a change up which bounded to the backstop with Manny Pina at the plate and Braun sprinted home for the final score.
It was a sloppy inning by the Cubs that gave Milwaukee the victory. Even though it was lucky, it looks just as good in the Win column. It’s these kind of victories that can give a young team like Milwaukee the maturity they need as the season progresses.