MILWAUKEE - Are the Nationals really going to get swept at Miller Park because Jason Marquis gave up an upper deck homer to another pitcher? It looks like it could happen.
Zack Greinke, who hasn't homered since 2005, is pitching his first full season in the National League and had 33 plate appearances before today, tore into a flat fastball from Marquis and sent it to the upper deck in left, just inside the foul pole. Greinke has allowed one hit since Michael Morse's homer in the fourth inning, and he's struck out 10. The Brewers lead 4-3 in the seventh.
And if this park isn't on the Nationals' list of places they hate to play already, it should be. They've won just twice here since 2007, and while they don't play here enough for the park to have the kind of negative connotations for Nationals fans that Citzens Bank Park and Sun Life Stadium have, they've had as little success here as almost anywhere outside the NL East.
They'll try to reverse that in the final two innings today and attempt to avoid a sweep.