MLB Game #1: Giants vs. Brewers
We're heading north to Milwaukee's Miller Park today to catch the San Francisco Giants play the Brewers at 1:05 p.m. This is my first game of the 2008 season, but Susan's second. In fact, this is her second Brewers game, too. She watched the Brewers spoil the Cubs home opener. That was an exciting game to watch, despite the outcome.
The probable starting pitchers for Sunday are Barry Zito (0-1) and Ben Sheets (0-0).
Here are the current National League Central Division standings:
Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 .800 ---
St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 .800 ---
Cincinnati Reds 3-2 .600 1 GB
Chicago Cubs 2-3 .400 2 GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 2-3 .400 2 GB
Houston Astros 2-4 .333 2.5 GB
Update! Game notes.
The Brewers defeated the Giants, 7-0. Ben Sheets pitched a complete game shutout. This was his first complete game shutout since his rookie year in 2001. He surrendered only five hits and no walks while striking out eight. Gabe Kapler and Ryan Braun both homered in the fifth inning. Braun, the 2007 NL Rookie of the Year, finished the day 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.