Another pinch-hit winner for McGehee
Third baseman Casey McGehee shook-off a slow start to his season and put the Brewers over the top Sunday with the second pinch-hit home run of his career. Both have been big.
His other one came on July 29, 2009 at Miller Park against Washington, another two-run blast that gave the Brewers a 6-5 lead (just like Sunday’s) in an eventual 7-5 win. That ’09 game was special because McGehee’s young son, Mack, who has cerebral palsy, threw the ceremonial first pitch.
“That’s always going to be my No. 1 moment that I have,” McGehee said, “but I guess whenever you’re sitting on the bench you think, ‘It would be cool to get up there and drive a ball out of the ballpark.’ But pinch-hitting, you can’t go up with that idea or it’s not going to work out.”
It did work out on Sunday, and McGehee’s Brewers teammates celebrated by delivering a shaving cream pie to McGehee’s bearded face.
“That’s the first shaving cream this face has seen for a while,” McGehee said. “That stuff stings a little, I’ll tell you.”
For more on McGehee’s big day and Yovani Gallardo’s forgettable one, check out the game story on Brewers.com.
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