The Milwaukee Brewers bid for a National League Division Series victory will take at least one more day. Josh Collmenter held the Brewers to a run on 2-hits over 7-innings, pitching the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 8-1 win in Phoenix.
Rookie Paul Goldschmidt clubbed a grand slam home run off of Shaun Marcum to give the Diamondbacks their first win in the series. With 2-outs in the 5th inning and runners on second and third, Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke decided to walk Miguel Montero to pitch to Goldschmidt.
Goldschmidt said it’s not the first time this season that a team has walked a hitter in front of him.
Another rookie, pitcher Josh Collmenter did a number on the Brewers for the 3rd time this season. After pitching 14 scoreless innings against the Crew, Collmenter held Milwaukee to a run on 2-hits over 7-innings.
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he and the Brewers coaching staff is kind of baffled by Collmenter’s success against the Brewers.
Shaun Marcum’s late season struggles continued. He gave up 7-runs in 4+ innings to take the loss.
The Brewers only run came on Corey Hart’s 3rd inning solo home run. The Brewers still lead the series 2 games to 1. They’ll send Randy Wolf (13-10, 3.69 ERA) to the mound tonight in game 4. Arizona counters with Joe Saunders )12-13 3.69 ERA). Wolf is 0-2 against the Diamondbacks this season.