Is Win Over Braves An Offensive Wake-up Call?

By timhealey

Too often this season, it seems as if the Brewers’ offense had been hitting the snooze button. Perhaps they’ve finally decided it was time to get out of bed.

Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 in the Brewers’ 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, getting his first three RBIs of the season and scoring the winning run.

The bullpen gets props, too, for holding on after a three-run homer cut the lead to one. But the offense earns the most credit in this one, thanks to its early scoring.

Manager Ron Roenicke’s aggressive base-running style is what allowed Fielder to score the eventual winning run on a controversial play at the plate, and it was Fielder’s bat doing most of the damage.

The Brewers’ formula for 2011 is centered around solid starting pitching, aggressive base-running, and strong offense. Although the pitching faltered a little, all three of those elements were present in last night’s win, which bodes well for the future.

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