There haven’t been many things going the Brewers way in 2012. Sunday, Milwaukee finally caught a break as they notched a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park.
The Brewers won the game in the bottom of the 9th on a crazy play. After Aramis Ramirez walked, Carlos Gomez pinch-ran and stole 2nd. during the steal, D-Backs catcher Miguel Montero’s throw went into center-field allowing Gomez to advance to third. Then Gerardo Parra’s throw from center went into the crowd and Gomez was award home giving the Brewers the win. Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke hopes this can spring the team in the right direction heading into the All-Star Break…
Yovani Gallardo did not factor into the decision despite another quality start. He went 6 2/3 innings allowing no runs on 3-hits; he struck-out 5 but walked 6 batters. Gallardo left the game in the 7th with a 1-0 lead and the bases-loaded when Jose Veras struck-out Justin Upton to end the threat. Francisco Rodriguez gave up a homer to Jason Kuebel in the 8th tying the game at 1-1. John Axford pitched a scoreless 9th and fell into the win.
Milwaukee sits at 36-42 entering play tonight. They are 7-games behind NL Central leading Cincinnati. The Reds are 1-game ahead of Pittsburgh and 2.5-games clear of St. Louis in the Division. The Brewers open a 4-game set with the Miami Marlins tonight at Miller Park. Zack Greinke will pitch against Carlos Zambrano in a 7:10 first pitch.