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Brewers 17, Diamondbacks 3

W: Randy Wolf (3-2)
L: Cesar Valdez (1-1)

HR: Jody Gerut (2), Ryan Braun (6), Mark Reynolds (10)

MVP: Jody Gerut (+.223)
LVP: Alcides Escobar (-.074)

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If you missed tonight's game, sucks for you, because you missed some Brewers history.

The offense was once again in feast or famine mode, this time opting for feast. The 17-run outburst was highlighted by Jody Gerut hitting for the cycle, collecting a double in his final at bat in the ninth. Gerut is the first Brewer to do so since Chad Moeller in 2004. Other noted from the offense:

  • Four Brewers collected multiple hits (Weeks, Braun, McGehee, and Gerut)
  • Every starter reached base at least once, and only Escobar did not collect a hit.
  • Ryan Braun and Jody Gerut each had 4 RBIs. Casey McGehee and George Kottaras each had 2 RBIs
  • The Brewers only failed to score in three innings (first, fourth, and eighth)

Lost in all the cycle excitement was the fact that the Brewers actually fared very wel against a roockie pitcher. Dbacks starter Cesar Valdez was making only his second career start.

Randy Wolf started for the Brewers today and pitched pretty well. The first inning was a bit rocky for Wolf, but could have been a lot worse. Kelly Johnson led off with a double and Conor Jackson followed with an RBI single. Justin Upton followed up with another double and Mark Reynolds added an RBI single. Chris Young then walked to load the bases with one out but Wolf then got a comebacker to turn the double play and escape with minimal damage. Wolf settled down and didn't allow another run until he gave up a homer to Reynolds in the sixth. Manny Parra followed with two scoreless innings and Claudio Vargas pitched a scoreless ninth.

Join us again tomorrow at 3:10 as the Brewers hope to sw... take a third game from the Diamondbacks.