Thursday, May 5
(13-18) Milwaukee Brewers - 1
(18-15) Atlanta Braves - 2
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Two solo homers backed another solid outing from Brandon Beachy as the Braves sealed a series sweep of the Brewers with a 2-1 win.
Beachy allowed one unearned run on four hits in six innings. The run was unearned due to a Brandon Hicks error that allowed the runner to reach base. After a single moved him to third, Jonathan Lucroy sac flied him in to tie the game at one.
Beachy walked one and struck out nine. He threw first-pitch strikes to 15 of 23 batters, inducing four ground balls to four fly balls. It's another solid outing for Beachy, who has at least five strikeouts in every start but one and at least seven in five of seven starts. He has walked fewer than two in each of his past three starts.
The Braves took the lead in the second inning when Eric Hinske hit a solo homer, worth .114 WPA. The Brewers tied it at one in the fifth when Lucroy sac flied a run in, worth .014.
Neither team managed anything until the eighth when Martin Prado launched a solo homer off Kameron Loe to take a 2-1 lead, worth .268 WPA, the biggest swing in the game.
Stat of the Day:
Brandon Beachy has induced double digit fly balls in four of his seven starts. His four in the Milwaukee game are a season low.
The Game Changer:
Martin Prado's solo homer in the eighth put the Braves ahead 2-1, worth .268 WPA.
(MIL) Shaun Marcum: .294
(ATL) Martin Prado: .281
(ATL) Brandon Beachy: .208
(MIL) Kameron Loe: -.239
(MIL) Prince Fielder: -.201
(MIL) Casey McGehee: -.148
For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Brewers fans check out Brew Crew Ball.