Monday, April 18, 2011

The straw that stirs the Brewers' drink

This week's El Super goes to pitcher Shaun Marcum. On Wednesday, Marcum went seven innings against the Pirates and gave up just four hits and one walk. Tonight, he held the powerful Phillie offense to just five hits in six innings. He gave up no earned runs in either game. He also picked up two hits in four at-bats.

In his four starts this season, Marcum has pitched 23.2 innings and given up 18 hits and 7 runs, good for a 1.90 ERA and 1.10 WHIP. AND good enough for an El Super.

In the pre-game tonight, Rock described Prince Fielder as the straw that stirs the Brewers' drink offensively. This wasn't exactly the case tonight, but, after blowing a ninth inning lead, the Brewers bullpen strung together three scoreless innings and the offense eventually came around to take the opener from Philadelphia, 6-3, in twelve innings.

Brewers 6, Phillies 3 (12 innings)
Game played 4-18-11

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