For the better part of the last month, Craig Stammen has done a good job against aggressive lineups just by controlling his fastball well. Tonight, he’s getting hit.
The Brewers have five hits in the first three innings, and lead 2-0 after three. It could have been 3-0, if Felipe Lopez (remember him?) hadn’t gotten thrown out at home plate by the unlikely relay of Adam Dunn and Cristian Guzman. Corey Hart crushed a homer off Stammen in the second, Stammen also didn’t help himself by throwing a wild pitch that allowed Ryan Braun to move to third before Prince Fielder’s double.
The Nats have three hits in the first three innings against Jeff Suppan, but it’s only been one per inning so far.