July 26, 2014

Lalli’s 9th-inning single lifts Brewers to 3rd straight win

After a slow start, the Milwaukee Brewers are finally starting to piece together some

Kyle Lohse / UPI Photo / Bill Greenblatt

Kyle Lohse / UPI Photo / Bill Greenblatt

clutch hits.  Pinch hitter Blake Lalli’s long 9th-inning single scored pinch runner Josh Prince to give the Brewers a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants.  It’s the 3rd straight win for Milwaukee, after a 2-8 start.

AUDIO: Mgr. Ron Roenicke likes what he sees :07

Lalli’s pinch-hit came with the bases loaded off of Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.

AUDIO: Blake Lalli on his game winning single :07

The Brewers got another solid outing from starter Kyle Lohse.  He worked 7-innings, allowing 3-runs on 6-hits and pitched no-hit ball through 5-innings.  Lohse has three starts to his credit.  He’s gone 6 innings once and 7-innings twice with only a loss to show for it.

AUDIO: Ron Roenicke says he’d like to get Lohse a win :13

Yuniesky Betancourt had the Brewers only home run, his second of the season.  Center fielder Carlos Gomez added three more hits.  Since being benched on Saturday in St. Louis when he was hitting just .162, Gomez has added 9-hits in three games and his average up to .300.

The Brewers are also 7 for 12 (.583) with runners in scoring position over the last two games.

Milwaukee sends Yovani Gallardo to the mound in the series finale this afternoon.  It’s his first start since his drunk driving arrest early Tuesday morning.  He enters with an 0-1 record and a 6.61 ERA.

Francisco Rodriguez

The Brewers are bringing reliever Francisco Rodriguez back, signing him to a minor league deal on Wednesday.

The 31-year-old Rodriguez played for the Brewers for the last year and a half, pitching in 78-games last season (2-7, 3 svs 4.38ERA).

Rodriguez is a four-time all-star and has led the league in saves three times.  He set the single-season saves record with 62 in 2008 with the Angels.