Brewers finally get first winWisconsin Sports
-- Yovani Gallardo threw a two-hitter last night, as the Milwaukee Brewers finally got their first win of the season with a 1-O home victory over Atlanta Tuesday evening at Miller Park.
MILWAUKEE - Yovani Gallardo threw a two-hitter last night, as the Milwaukee Brewers finally got their first win of the season with a 1-O home victory over Atlanta Tuesday evening at Miller Park.
Gallardo faced 28 batters, one more than the minimum, in his third career shutout and his fourth complete game. It was also the first win for new Brewers’ manager Ron Roenicke after four losses. Gallardo walked a pair and had just two strikeouts. But he got the Braves to hit 16 ground-outs. No Atlanta runner got past first base. Nate McLouth singled in the first inning, and was out at second on a double play grounder. In the fourth, Martin Prado walked and got wiped out in a twin killing. In the eighth, Dan Uggla singled for the Braves’ only other hit. But he was tagged out when he over-slid second while trying to steal. Gallardo threw 65 of his 110 pitches for strikes. And he helped his own cause at the plate when he singled and scored the game’s only run in the third on an RBI-single by Ryan Braun.
The Brewers had seven hits, and Nyjer Morgan had the game’s only extra-base hit, a triple. Gallardo is now 1-0. Derek Lowe took the loss for Atlanta, giving up a run on five hits and three walks over six innings. He’s now 1-1. The Brewers will host the Braves again tonight.
The Brewers have not announced a starter for tonight’s contest – but it could be right-hander Marco Estrada. He would have to be called up from Triple-“A” Nashville. But there’s an open spot on the roster after the Brewers sent right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler down to Nashville last night. Kintzler only made one appearance for Milwaukee this season. He gave up four runs on four hits last weekend at Cincinnati. The Brewers considered starting Sergio Mitre tonight against Atlanta – but it would not have required a roster move, raising speculation that Estrada might get the nod. Manager Ron Roenicke would only say the team needed to make a move today. Estrada had the best audition among those who tried out for the temporary Number-five starting job at spring training. Chris Narveson will move into the Number-five role after Zack Greinke returns from his rib injuries.
Ex-Brewer Jeremy Jeffress got his first win for Kansas City last night in a 7-6, 12-inning home victory over the Chicago White Sox. Jeffress was one of the players sent to KC in the deal that brought Zack Greinke to Milwaukee. He recorded the final two outs in the top of the 12th. And then Melky Cabrera hit a walk-off single to end it. he Chicago Cubs topped Arizona, 6-5 at Wrigley Field. Tyler Colvin hit a two-run homer and drove in three. The Cubs have won three-of-their-last-four.