6/8 Game recap
This one is going to sting a little bit. The problem, Lou Piniella said, was Carlos Marmol hitting Rickie Weeks to start the Brewers ninth. Marmol got Carlos Gomez to pop up but Weeks stole second, and the Cubs opted to intentionally walk Prince Fielder. Ryan Braun grounded out and Casey McGehee drove a 3-2 pitch up the middle to give Milwaukee its second win over Chicago in seven meetings this year. Final score, Brewers 3, Cubs 2.
“It’s the first hitter,” Piniella said. “That’s the inning. [Marmol] hits a guy and steals second and that causes a problem.”
“I was struggling a little to throw the slider for strikes,” Marmol said. “Then I hit Rickie Weeks. Then I walk the guy. McGehee, he hit that slider. It was a good pitch.”
“It was just well placed,” Koyie Hill said of McGehee’s game-winner. “It’s a game of inches. You’re just a tick outside of [second baseman Ryan] Theriot’s glove, he knocks it down, tie game and you go into extras.”
— Carrie Muskat