McGehee saves Brewers with walk-off homerWisconsin News
- Casey McGehee hit a walk-off solo home run last night, to give the Milwaukee Brewers an 8-to-7 victory over the Saint Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.
MILWAUKEE - Casey McGehee hit a walk-off solo home run last night, to give the Milwaukee Brewers an 8-to-7 victory over the Saint Louis Cardinals at Miller Park.
Milwaukee blew a five-run lead before McGehee’s one-out homer off Kyle McClellan in the bottom of the ninth. Trevor Hoffman got the win to go 1-and-1. But he blew his second straight save opportunity in the ninth when he gave up Albert Pujols’ second two-run homer of the game. Hoffman then gave up a solo shot by Matt Holliday which tied it at seven. Ex-Brewer Felipe Lopez was on base for both of Pujols’ home runs.
Milwaukee went yard four times themselves. Rickie Weeks had his 14th career lead-off homer. Ryan Braun and Corey Hart also hit blasts. Weeks reached base four times by going 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, and he scored three runs. McClellan took the loss to go 0-and-1. Hoffman’s last four blown saves all came against the Cardinals.
The Brewers ended up 3-and-3 on their season-opening home-stand, after taking one-of-three from the Redbirds. Today, they’re in Chicago for the Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley Field. Brewers’ left-hander Doug Davis faces right-hander Ryan Dempster.