Monday, May 2, 2011

It's El Super Day

The final El Super of April goes to Shaun Marcum. There were many worthy candidates but Marcum won the award for his seven solid innings against the Astros on Friday night. Marcum gave up just three hits and two walks, while striking out six.

The win against Houston gave Marcum a 3-1 record. In 36.2 innings pitched, Marcum has given up 11 runs (only nine earned) on 28 hits (three home runs) and 11 walks. He has struck out 34 and posted a 1.06 WHIP. Opponents are batting just .209 against Marcum.

On Monday night, it appeared that Yovani Gallardo had returned to All-Star form. With a slightly faster delivery than in previous starts, Yo gave up just a solo home run through five innings. The Brewers actually had the lead, 2-1, after a Yuniesky Betancourt triple (not a typo). But the good times did not last. Gallardo fell apart in the sixth inning, surrendering four runs.  The Brewers would go on to lose 6-2.

Braves 6, Brewers 2
Game played 5-2-11

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