Winning Pitcher: Yovani Gallardo
Losing Pitcher: Chris Anderson
It was a day for the pitchers in Arizona (until the fifth inning that is). Chase Anderson didn't give up a hit until an Aramis Ramirez lead off double in the fifth inning. A line drive from Lyle Overbay ricocheted off the pitching mound to give the Brewers the first run of the game. Somehow Elian Herrera was able to get his popup to shallow center to fall allowing Overbay to score for the second run of the inning.
In the sixth inning Chase Anderson did his best Matt Garza impression. On a high chopped grounder Anderson's throw to first was wide allowing Jean Segura to get to second base safely. A batter later Aramis Ramirez drove him in. This would be Anderson's final inning allowing 3 runs, but only 2 earned.
Yovani Gallardo had a great game. He didn't give up a hit until the fourth inning and got Paul Goldschmidt to strike out twice. Like with Anderson, the fifth inning proved problematic for Gallardo. He allowed a pair of base hits before a fielder's choice (botched double play) allowed a run to score.
Gallardo would not allow another run to score and exited after 7 strong innings. He only got 4 strikeouts, but didn't walk a single batter and induced a 63.6% ground ball rate. He left in line for the win with a 3-1 lead.
In the top of the eighth inning a rare event took place. Scooter Gennett lined a double off a lefty, Oliver Perez in this case. It proved fortuitous as Carlos Gomez drove Gennett in with a line drive of his own. Originally called safe at second, upon review the umpires said the throw beat him and the inning ended. The run still scored though and the Brewers found themselves with a 4-1 lead going into the bottom of the eighth.
Zach Duke and Rob Wooten combined for a scoreless eighth inning and Francisco Rodriguez easily secured the save in the ninth to give the Brewers their 44th win of the season. The win also gives the Brewers the season series victory over the Diamondbacks winning 4 out of 7 games.
The Brewers head to Colorado as they finish up this tour of the National League West. Start time is 7:40 pm CT. Marco Estrada will face Christian Bergman.