Blake Lalli’s first hit as a Brewer was a big one.
The bottom of the order came through big. Carlos Gomez had 3 hits and Yuniesky Betancourt had his 2nd home run in as many days. He added another RBI on a sac fly.
Blake Lalli was credited with a walk-off single, but without a severely drawn in outfield that would have been a can of corn. No matter, it still would have scored the run easily.
Kyle Lohse again had a solid day on the mound, and again he won’t get the win. On the plus side, this is the first time the Brewers have scored more than a single run for him. He notched his 3rd straight quality start and his ERA sits at a nice 2.70.
Burke Badenhop continued his turnaround and Jim Henderson worked a scoreless inning to pick up the victory in relief.
Ryan Braun was hitless again, but he did manage to walk 3 times. Until someone can hit behind him with a bit more consistency he may be stuck watching a lot of pitches.
The whole top of the order, which as been the strength for the Brewers thus far, had a poor game. They were a combined 0-12 with 2 strikeouts.
Lohse has proven his worth so far this year. He has also started a conversation about whether spring training is truly needed or not.
This was another nice win over a quality team. They didn’t play super, but did just enough. With the way the season has started it was nice to see a win that wasn’t led by Norichika Aoki, Jean Segura, and Ryan Braun. They are starting to win games with Alex Gonzalez and Yuniesky Betancourt starting, just think of how tough of an out they will be once Aramis Ramirez and Corey Hart come back and are in the swing of things. They dug themselves a hole, but luckily it is still very early in a very long season.
For the series finale Yovani Gallardo will take the mound against Matt Cain in an afternoon game.