Game 68: Brewers 9, Indians 8 (11 Innings)


Take a very talented opposition lineup, add three five-inning starts, a pinch of wildness, and two heaping cups of bad relieving, and you have the trainwreck that was a Brewers three-game sweep of the Indians.Today it was David Huff who couldn't pitch past the fifth inning, though he didn't pitch badly. For a while this game seemed the spitting image of yesterdays' loss. The Brewers and Indians were tied in the middle innings, but as the end of the game approached, Milwaukee added runs late in the game. But today's contest was different, for the Indians scored four runs in the ninth (two off of previously perfect Trevor Hoffman) to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

But still that minor detail remained: how to get outs using the bullpen. Kerry Wood did his job in the tenth, but he was only usable for an inning. After that it was Greg Aquino, and true to form, he walked some batters, and one of those walks came around to score. Whatever magical spell it was that turned Aquino, Vizcaino, and Herges into decent major-league relievers has worn off.

 

Next Up: Lee vs. Harden, Friday at 2:20 PM.

290617105_brewers_indians_131515583_lbig_medium

via www.fangraphs.com


Highest WPA Lowest WPA
Ryan Garko .377 Greg Aquino -.291
Victor Martinez .232 Matt Herges -.238
Kerry Wood .143 Ben Francisco -.176
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Join Let's Go Tribe

You must be a member of Let's Go Tribe to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Let's Go Tribe. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker