The Milwaukee Brewers hung on to beat the New York Mets 7-6 tonight at Miller Park.
What a difference a night can make. The Mets were able to contain the Brewer offense last night when they mustered a 12 run outburst, tonight they seemed unable to keep pace with the Brewers offense even though Yovani Gallardo’s fastball was straight and generally sat at around 89 – 90 touching 92 on only one or two occasions. Gallardo had poor command of his breaking pitch and his fastball looked pretty straight.
Unfortunately for the Mets, Shaun Marcum was worse, he wasn’t fooling anyone tonight. The Fox announcers mentioned he was having some tingling in his fingers and was struggling to throw his changeup. Marcum gave up at least one run in every inning he pitched with the exception of one, and in the sixth with a chance to tie the game, Terry Collins elected not to hit for him. Marcum was pulled the next inning without retiring a batter.
Marcum lasted five innings and allowed six runs, five earn...