LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Members of the United States Marine Corps salute during the national anthem before the Memorial Day game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 28, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
HR: Aramis Ramirez (4)
MVP: Aramis Ramirez (+.265 hitting), Shaun Marcum (+.263 pitching)
LVP: Cody Ransom (-.118)
It was a day to remember those who died in service of our country. The best thing the Brewers could do today was to do their job, and that's exactly what they did.
The Dodgers got on the board first tonight with an run in the first inning thanks to a Tony Gwynn single and stolen base, and an Andre Eithier RBI double. The Brewers would respond in the fourth inning thanks to a home run from Aramis Ramirez. They would add on two more runs in the sixth inning with an RBI single from Aramis Ramirez to score Norichika Aoki, and a sacrifice fly from Rickie Weeks to score Ryan Braun.
Aramis Ramirez, in his first game back from a swollen elbow, finished the day with a good line. He went 2-3 on the day with a home run, two RBI, a run scored, and a HBP.
Aaron Harang had a tough game but kept the Dodgers in it. He pitched five innings tonight, allowing three runs (only one earned) on four hits and three walks. He left the game in the sixth inning after the first three batters reached base.
Shaun Marcum was on top of his game tonight. Rebounding from a bad start in his last game, he came out and put up seven big innings. He allowed a run in the first inning but followed it with six scoreless innings, and had retired eight in a row at one point. He also allowed six hits and a walk, but struck out nine with a total of 119 pitches.
Francisco Rodriguez came out for the eighth inning with a 3-1 lead but allowed a run on two hits to close the gap to 3-2. John Axford came in for the ninth inning with that 3-2 lead. He allowed a walk to Ivan DeJesus with one out, but got a groundout from Tony Gwynn and a strikeout from Elian Herrera to get the save and protect the 3-2 win.
Game two of the series is tomorrow night. We haven't heard an official matchup yet from both teams, but as of tonight, Brewers.com has Michael Fiers listed as the starter for the Brewers and Nathan Eovaldi listed as the starter for the Dodgers.