The American League skunk is finally out of the box after the Brewers 4-2 victory over the Twins on Sunday snapped a six-game Milwaukee losing streak against the AL that stretched to last June.
The Crew was literally an inch away from winning 2 of 3 from the Twins after Prince Fielder’s walk off homerun turned into a keep playing triple Saturday night. It was one of the most entertaining games of the year outside the cruel ending. Credit the players for dusting themselves off and salvaging the finale.
Now, Milwaukee welcomes the Toronto Blue Jays for the middle leg of this 3-team, 9-game homestand.
These teams have met just once since the Brewers moved to the National League in 1998, with the Brewers coming away with two wins in three games against the Blue Jays in June 2005. The Brewers lead the all-time series, 155-115.
After losing 10 of their last 14 games, the Blue Jays are below .500 for the first time since May 22.
David Eckstein has hit in 13 of 15 games since coming off the disabled list May 27, batting .365 over that span. He’s raised his overall average from .246 to .282 during the spurt.
Dustin McGowan is 3-0 with a 3.29 ERA in his last four starts. He’s fanned 25 hitters while issuing just five walks over that span.
While Manny Parra has compiled a 7.24 ERA and .369 average allowed in road games this season, he’s 3-0 with a 2.90 ERA and .234 average allowed at home.
All games with the Blue Jays will be on FSN Wisconsin with Brewers Live beginning at 6:30pm each night.
Have a great week!