Milwaukee right-handed pitcher Kyle Lohse earned his first win in a Brewers
uniform, holding down the San Diego Padres in a 7-1 victory Monday night.
Ryan Braun clubbed a 2-run homer and Yuniesky Betancourt added a 3-run blast, both in the 1st inning as the Brewers build at 5-0 lead and cruised to the victory.
Lohse worked 5-solid innings but had to leave the game in the sixth when he collided with a fielder at first base and dislocated his left pinky finger. But there is good news on the injury front for a change. It looks like Lohse won’t miss his next start.
Lohse held the Padres to 1 run on 5-hits through 5-innings before departing.
Braun’s home run in the 1st is the 208th of his career. It ties him with Gorman Thomas for fourth on the all-time Brewers home run list.
Robin Yount (251) leads that list. Prince Fielder and Geoff Jenkins are also ahead of Braun at the moment.
Yovani Gallardo pitches game 2 of the series tonight for the Brewers.
Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was named the National League’s Player-of-the-Week. Gomez hit .500 with 2-home runs, 3 rbi’s and 17 total bases while the Brewers went unbeaten for the week.