Posted on: April 7, 2008 8:53 am
Edited on: April 7, 2008 8:54 am
Ben Sheets put forth a dominating performance yesterday, striking out 8 and going the distance with a shutout for the Brewers in front of an SRO crowd on Prince Fielder Bobblehead Day. When you see him throwing 92 and 94 mph heat early in the game you just know he has his best stuff going. Usually he starts out 88-90 and gets to the mid nineties in the 3rd inning. Yesterday he got up to 96 and 97. There were some very nice defensive plays helping the Brewers and some timely hitting and a couple of longballs, but yesterday was all about Ben. At 5-1 the Brewers are tied with the Cardinals atop the NL Central and are off to a nice start. They start this week with a 3 game affair with division rival Cincinnati Reds.