Just what the doctor prescribed to end the Brewers’ road woes was a trip to Houston, home of the lowly Astros. A team featuring multiple players that, respectably, should be in AAA, yet due to necessity, are showcasing themselves on the Big League club.
On Friday, the Crew rolled to an easy 8-1 victory behind a strong performance by Gallardo. The Saturday night special was consistent offense and timely hitting, along with an incredible game-ending display of Plushdamentals by Nyjer Morgan. The rubber match of the series showcased Zack Greinke baffling hitters over 7 one-run innings and made Brewers fans get a little nervous when Marco Estrada gave up two runs.
Prince Fielder was in an offensive groove all series. He hit home runs numbers 25 and 26 and drove in 6 runs in the series. The offense as a whole is streaking, having posted double digit hit totals in 9 consecutive games, the longest such streak in the MLB this season.
Now the Crew, after on off day Monday, is off to St. Louis to face the second-place Cardinals. The Redbirds (3 games back) will be without catcher Yadier Molina for the first game, serving a five-game suspension for this incident. Probables for the Brewers are Marcum (Tuesday), Wolf (Wednesday), and Gallardo (Thursday).