Brewers Secure Series Win vs. Diamondbacks

The Brewers secured another series win last night after a 1-0 victory over the Diamondbacks. Craig Counsell shook up the line-up with Christian Yelich moving up to the leadoff spot, Ji-Man Choi batting second and Lorenzo Cain batting third. While the offense didn’t flourish, they did enough to secure another win. The Brewers had four hits as a team, two of them were off the bat of Lorenzo Cain. Domingo Santana had the Brewers lone RBI scoring Ji-Man with a sacrifice fly in the 6th inning. Santana was inches away from a three-run home run, which would have been his second in as many games, but he was robbed by Dyson with a great play.

The Brewers pitching carried the load again last night pitching four innings after Chacin left the game. Albers came in and earned the win with his 1.0 inning, one strikeout performance. After Albers, Josh Hader threw 2.0 more electric innings, allowing one hit and striking out two more Diamondbacks. Lastly, Knebel came in to earn himself his second save in two days. The Brewers 7th, 8th, and 9th are becoming the best in baseball with Jeffress, Hader, and Knebel all throwing the ball as well as anyone in baseball. The biggest stories of the night was Angel Hernandez proving once again just how bad of an umpire he is. Apparently, not enough eyes were on Angel last night so he had to start making the game about him in the 8th and 9th inning. Shrinking his strike zone, refusing to call pitches over the black, and missing obvious strikes practically right down the middle. Take a look at the pitch locations below all the green were called balls, both at-bats ended in a walk.

Craig Counsell earned himself an ejection after the second batter walked on strike three, sprinting out of the dugout to protect his pitcher and catcher from being ejected. According to Bull Durham, there is one sure fire way to earn yourself an ejection. While I have no idea what Counsell actually one can assume he said something similar to this.

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