July 14, 2014

Brewers win with clutch hitting

The lack of clutch hitting has been a big part of the Milwaukee Brewers slow start this season.  Last night, the Brewers turned the table and Manager Ron Roenicke is hoping they’ve turned the corner.

Aramis Ramirez clubbed a 2-out, bases loaded triple to lead the Brewers to a 8-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  All 8 Brewer runs came on two out hits.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke hoping it’s the start of a turn-around :10

Yovani Gallardo (2-3) also turned in one of his best performances of the season.  Gallardo gave up two runs in six innings for his second win of the season.  Gallardo tied a season high with eight strikeouts.

AUDIO: Yovani Gallardo asked if he has turned the corner on his struggles :14

Jonathan Lucroy gave the Brewers their first runs, driving a 2-out, 2-run single to right in the bottom of the first.

Yovani Gallardo even helped himself at the plate with his first hit of the season, a rbi single in the fifth, driving in Jonathan Lucroy.

The Brewers only home run came from the light-hitting Cesar Izturis, who clubbed his first home run since July 10, 2010.

Zach Greinke pitches the final game of the series this afternoon.  Greinke is 3-1 with a 4.11 ERA entering his start today.  Johnny Cueto (4-0, 1.31) goes for the Reds this afternoon.