Sheets is Sheets and Gagne is well...not the Gagne of old
The Brewers lost to the Cardinals on Saturday, 5-3. Although Eric Gagne didn't blow another save, he did take the loss, his second of the season, after allowing the Cardinals to load the bases and score two in the top of the ninth. Gagne walked one and gave up three hits in his only inning of work.
Ben Sheets did what he does; he pitched seven innings and only gave up three runs, keeping the Brewers in the game. Sheets struck out six batters to become the Brewers all-time leader in strikeouts. He left the game trailing 3-0, but the Brewers rallied to ensure a no decision.
They scored two in the bottom of the seventh and Prince Fielder homered in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. It was Fielder's fifth home run of the year. The Brewers had a golden opportunity to take the lead but with the bases loaded Jason Kendall missed the sign for the suicide squeeze and Bill Hall was caught off third base and tagged out to kill the rally. The top of the order was unable to do anything in the ninth against Ryan Franklin and the Brewers lost another game to the division leaders. They now sit five games back of the Cards with two games to go in the series.
Jeff Suppan takes the mound for the Crew on Sunday against Braden Looper.