PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Manny Parra | Box
Brewers hurler Manny Parra earned his second career win with 5-2/3 scoreless innings of work. He allowed just four hits and one walk, while striking out six.
The Brewers broke the game open with five runs over the final three innings. Their first run scored when Freddy Sanchez apparently forgot how many outs there were and failed to throw to first base to complete what coulda/shoulda/woulda been a double play.
Paul Maholm allowed four runs in 6-1/3 IP. He left after after giving up a two run homer to Mike Cameron in the seventh.
Lefty Manny Parra will make his 11th career start tonight. In his 8 starts of 2008, he is 1-2 with an ERA of 5.03. He won his first start of the year against the Giants and has yet to win since. He has not faced any Pirates in his brief career. His ERA on the road in all of his career appearances is near 6.00.
The Bucs will throw Paul Maholm and he will be looking for his third win in his 9th start of 2008. He is winless in his last three starts having allowed 15 earned runs in 17 innings of work. This will be his first tilt against the Brewers in 2008. Overall vs. Milwaukee he is 2-2 with a 3.98 ERA in five career starts. His last appearance against the Brewers was over a year ago.
The Brewers are hitting over .300 against Maholm. Bill Hall has been the destroyer – 8-14 with two doubles and two homers. Prince Fielder is 0-7. Ryan Braun had yet to be called up last time Maholm tossed against Milwaukee.