> Today was a big day for the Brewers, both on the field and off.
For starters, they defeated the Indians, 6-5. Chris Narveson was on the hill for the Brewers, and he wasn’t extremely efficient, going 6 1/3 inning while giving up four earned runs. But, he was backed by a solid offense, which included Ryan Braun finally doing some damage.
The Brewers took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on Braun’s RBI groundout, which followed Nyjer Morgan’s triple. But the Indians answered back in the third with on an Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single. The Brewers took the lead again on a Braun RBI single, which was Braun’s first hit in quite some time. Later that inning, Travis Ishikawa continued his bid for a roster spot with a two-RBI double to make the score 4-1. Jason Kipnis brought the Indians within two in the bottom of the inning with an RBI groundout, but Taylor Green’s RBI double in the sixth made it 5-2, Brewers.
But then Narveson started having some issues, as he gave up a two-run homer to Carlos Santana in the sixth. The Indians then tied it in the eighth on Felix Pie’s RBI single off Kameron Loe (although the run was unearned). But, the Brewers took the lead in the ninth on Norichika Aoki’s RBI triple, and that would win them the game.
But the other good piece of news was the Brewers signing a certain young catcher to a five-year extension- Jonathan Lucroy. I’m not going to go over the details of it here, but I finished a post on Reviewing the Brew about it just a few minutes ago, as did fellow RtB writer Curt Hogg. You can read both of the articles here.
But this is a great move for the Brewers, and hopefully they can get around to signing other guys who we’ve been waiting for them to sign (i.e. Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum).
> And that’s about it. Sorry for a somewhat short post, but I’ve had a lot going on tonight. There was the RtB post, a few behind-the-scene things at RtB that I’ve been dealing with, and more. But at least I still got a post in. So thanks for reading, and feel free to leave your thoughts.