A year ago, Gabe Kapler was managing "A-Ball" in the Boston Red Sox organization. This season, he's showing the Milwaukee Brewers they made a good decision in giving him a chance to show his stuff in spring training and make the big league club to start the season.
Kapler homored, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Brewers to a come from behind win over the New York Mets 9-7. The Brewers also managed to take two of three in the series from the Mets, climbing to withing 1-half game of the St. Louis Cardinals in the Central Division, with the two teams hooking up for the first of three in St. Louis tomorrow.
Kapler now has 4 home runs in 21 at bats this season and if you're keeping score, that's KAPLER 4, FIELDER 0. That's right, Kapler is slapping the ball around pretty good, while Fielder as yet to go yard.
Corey Hart also had his best offensive day as a pro, collecting a career-high four hits and Rickie Weeks homered and scored three runs.
Reliever Salomon Torres got the win to improve to 2-0 and Eric Gagne worked a perfect 9th to earn his 3rd save in five chances.