The start of 2011 season has been a tough one for Corey Hart. After sitting out most of April, and only entering last night’s game against the Nationals with a .236 average and no home runs and one RBI, he needed a monster breakout game. Unfortunately, for the Nats, he had just that.
Hart crushed three home runs and had seven RBI’s on the Milwaukee Brewers way to an easy 11-3 win against Washington in Milwaukee.
Nationals pitcher Tom Gorzelanny (2-4) struggled early, hitting Rickie Weeks to open the game and then giving up Hart’s first homer of the year moments later. Hart smashed his other two home runs in the fifth and eighth innings. Price Fielder also homered for the Brewers.
Milwaukee’s Yovani Gallardo (6-2) gave the Brewers seven strong innings, striking out nine, and only giving up one run. Gallardo retired 12 straight at one point. The one run came off Michael Morse’s solo shot in the second inning, his third of the year.
Nationals (21-26) continue to struggle in May, losing for the fifth time in six days last night.