The Suds Series II started out with a bang as the Milwaukee Brewers took out the St. Louis Cardinals 9-6 to jump to a 1-0 game lead in the 2011 NLCS.
Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder continued their reign as the MLB’s best one-two-punch while combining for six of the Brewers’ nine total runs.
Starting pitcher Zack Greinke didn’t have his best stuff, but still picked up the win. Greinke has yet to lose a game at Miller Park and has moved to 12-0 at home in 2011.
Similar to game two of the NLDS (a game that Greinke also started), the Brewers benefited from a huge sixth inning. This time around they posted a six-spot to jump ahead of the Cardinals 8-5. It all started with Braun driving in his third and fourth runs of the game with a ground-rule double. Fielder followed with a rocket out to right-field on the very next pitch for his third blast of the postseason. Yuni Betancourt made sure he kept the “Beast-Mode,” inning in process by hitting a two-run shot of his own.
Not only did Braun and Fielder continue to hit home-runs like they so often do in Milwaukee, they both did it in unique fashion. Braun’s shot was a mammoth 463 foot blast to left field while Fielder’s allegedly came off the bat faster than any baseball this season (according to ESPN who apparently records the speed of every hit ball?).
Next up, the Brewers turn to right-hander Shaun Marcum who hopes to rebound from a horrific outing in Arizona where he gave up seven runs in four and two-thirds innings in Arizona. Edwin Jackson will toe the rubber for the Cardinals after beating the Phillies in the NLDS. Monday’s game will start at 7:05 PM and once again be televised on TBS.
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Nick Grays is a senior writer at the Sports Bank where he covers the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoys to share Fantasy Advice from time-to-time. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here or visit his blog Nick Knows Best.Powered by Sidelines Follow paulmbanks