Grade the game (July 2, 2015)

After each (most, at least) weekday game, I’ll write a short but of course exciting recap of said game. Then, you the reader, will have the opportunity to give the Brewers a grade based on their performance. Simple enough, right?

Free baseball! Matt Garza (5.52 ERA/4.99 FIP) and the Milwaukee Brewers went for a four-game sweep against Chad Billingsley (6.75 ERA/5.21 FIP) and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Garza gave up his 17th home run of the season, but even though he allowed double-digit hits (10) and four runs, he still managed to finish six innings. Plus, he fared a bit better than Billingsley, who was pulled after five. Jean Segura (2.7 BB%) knocked in two runs while collecting two hits. The Brewers bullpen blew a 7-4 lead in the seventh inning as Jonathan Broxton‘s high BABIP (.373) plagued him again. He managed to get just one out and was pegged for two runs. The game played 11 innings, but the Brewers squeaked out an 8-7 victory.

The play that made the game worth watching: Gerardo Parra makes a terrific sliding catch to rob Maikel Franco of a hit.

Stat of the day: Carlos Gomez was the only starting position player on the Brewers without a hit.

My grade: C

Garza wasn’t on his game (again) and Broxton struggled, but the offense never let up. It was a nice four-game sweep.

 

 

Grades so far (beginning on June 29)

A: 1

B: 2

C: 0

D: 0

F: 0

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