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  • 2011: May 23-25 Washington Nationals @ Milwaukee Brewers



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    Milwaukee Brewers
    Record: 28-23
    Hitting Stats
    Pitching Stats
    Fielding Stats
    Game Log
    Team History
    JSONLINE


    Washington Nationals
    Record: 21-28
    Hitting Stats
    Pitching Stats
    Fielding Stats
    Game Log
    Team History
    Washington Post
    Washington Times


    @Miller Park


    GAME 1
    Miller High Life Mondays

    Monday, May 23, 7:10pm CT

    Milwaukee 11 Washington 3

    TV: FSN

    Vs

    RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-2 4.70) Vs LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-3 3.56)

    GAME 2
    Associated Bank Brewers Checking 2-for-1 ticket discount
    bp C'mon Back Club Card

    Tuesday, May 24, 7:10pm CT

    Milwaukee 7 Washington 6

    TV: FSN

    Vs

    LHP Chris Narveson (2-3 3.44) Vs RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6 3.64)

    GAME 3
    Harley-Davidson Double Play
    Kids and Senior Citizens Discount Days
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change 4 Pack
    Valvoline Instant Oil Change Special Coupon

    Wednesday, May 25, 12:10pm CT

    Milwaukee 6 Washington 4

    TV: None

    Vs

    RHP Zack Greinke (2-1 6.43) Vs RHP Jason Marquis (5-1 4.08)
    Last edited by 645; 06-20-2011, 12:09 PM.

  • #2
    Series 17: Vs Washington Nationals

    Code:
                       Game 1     Game 2     Game 3
    TSB
    645                Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Win   3
    
    Baseball Fever
    Brewcrew82         Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Win   3
    
    
    Scout
    Robby316           Auto Win   Auto Win   Auto Win   3
    Last edited by 645; 06-20-2011, 12:09 PM.

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    • #3
      #48 / Game 1: Game Preview / May 23, 2011

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      Nationals 21-26
      Brewers 25-23


      Monday, May 23, 7:10pm CT

      TV: FSN

      Vs

      RHP Yovani Gallardo (5-2 4.70) Vs LHP Tom Gorzelanny (2-3 3.56)

      Game Preview
      ESPN / Sportsline / MLB

      Gamecenter

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      • #4
        #48 / Game 1: Milwaukee 11 Washington 3 / May 23, 2011

        Milwaukee 11 Washington 3

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        • #5
          #48 / Game 1: How They Scored / May 23, 2011

          Bot 1st: Milwaukee
          - C. Hart homered to deep center, R. Weeks scored
          - P. Fielder homered to deep center

          Top 2nd: Washington
          - M. Morse homered to deep right

          Bot 5th: Milwaukee
          - C. Hart homered to deep left center, R. Weeks scored
          - J. Lucroy singled to shallow left, R. Braun scored

          Bot 8th: Milwaukee
          - Y. Betancourt doubled to deep center, J. Lucroy scored
          - C. Hart homered to deep left, Y. Betancourt and R. Weeks scored
          - P. Fielder safe at first on first baseman A. Cora's throwing error, B. Boggs scored

          Top 9th: Washington
          - J. Hairston Jr. tripled to right, B. Bixler scored
          - R. Bernadina grounded out to second, J. Hairston Jr. scored

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          • #6
            Prediction Standings / May 23

            Code:
                             Auto Wins STR LG  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT
            Brewcrew82       (W)   25   4   4   0   13   12   --   --   --   --   -- 
            Robby316         (W)   25   4   4   0   13   12   --   --   --   --   -- 
            645              (W)   23   4   4   0   11   12   --   --   --   --   --
            Full Standings

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            • #7
              Prediction Scoreboard / May 23

              Brewers Wins 11-3

              Win by Posted Win

              None

              Win by Auto-pick Win

              645, brewcrew82, Robby316

              Lose By Posted Lose

              None

              Lose By Auto-pick Lose

              None

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              • #8
                A home run hat trick for Hart

                Before the game, an already frustrated Corey Hart was having "probably one of my worst batting practices I've had all year."

                Never afraid to tinker with his stance when things don't feel right, the Milwaukee Brewers' rightfielder made one last change before he exited the batting cage and decided to take that one into the game.

                http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brewers/122476414.html

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                • #9
                  #49 / Game 2: Game Preview / May 24, 2011

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                  Nationals 21-27
                  Brewers 26-23


                  Tuesday, May 24, 7:10pm CT

                  TV: FSN

                  Vs

                  LHP Chris Narveson (2-3 3.44) Vs RHP Livan Hernandez (3-6 3.64)


                  Game Preview
                  ESPN / Sportsline / MLB

                  Gamecenter

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                  • #10
                    #49 / Game 2: Milwaukee 7 Washington 6 / May 24, 2011

                    Milwaukee 7 Washington 6

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                    • #11
                      #49 / Game 2: How They Scored / May 24, 2011

                      Bot 1st: Milwaukee
                      - C. Hart homered to deep left, R. Weeks scored

                      Top 2nd: Washington
                      - L. Hernandez singled to shallow left center, M. Morse scored, D. Espinosa to second

                      Top 3rd: Washington
                      - M. Morse homered to deep left, I. Desmond, J. Werth and W. Ramos scored

                      Top 4th: Washington
                      - I. Desmond doubled to center, R. Bernadina scored

                      Bot 4th: Milwaukee
                      - J. Lucroy homered to deep left center

                      Bot 7th: Milwaukee
                      - R. Weeks homered to deep left, C. Counsell scored

                      Bot 8th: Milwaukee
                      - J. Lucroy singled to shallow right, C. McGehee and B. Boggs scored

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                      • #12
                        Prediction Standings / May 24

                        Code:
                                         Auto Wins STR LG  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT
                        Brewcrew82       (W)   26   5   5   0   13   13   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        Robby316         (W)   26   5   5   0   13   13   --   --   --   --   -- 
                        645              (W)   24   5   5   0   11   13   --   --   --   --   --
                        Full Standings

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                        • #13
                          Prediction Scoreboard / May 24

                          Brewers Wins 7-6

                          Win by Posted Win

                          None

                          Win by Auto-pick Win

                          645, brewcrew82, Robby316

                          Lose By Posted Lose

                          None

                          Lose By Auto-pick Lose

                          None

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                          • #14
                            Rally leads to eighth straight home win for Brewers

                            No Ryan Braun? No problem.

                            Despite playing much of the game without their star leftfielder, who was ejected in the third inning after a close play at first base, the Milwaukee Brewers instead used some timely late hitting from Rickie Weeks and Jonathan Lucroy to come back and beat the Washington Nationals, 7-6, on Tuesday night at Miller Park.

                            http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brewers/122541329.html

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                            • #15
                              #50 / Game 3: Game Preview / May 25, 2011

                              At

                              Nationals 21-28
                              Brewers 27-23


                              Wednesday, May 25, 12:10pm CT

                              TV: None

                              Vs

                              RHP Zack Greinke (2-1 6.43) Vs RHP Jason Marquis (5-1 4.08)

                              Game Preview
                              ESPN / Sportsline / MLB

                              Gamecenter

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