W: Michael Fiers (1-0)
L: Nathan Eovaldi (0-1)
S: John Axford (9)
HR: Ryan Braun (14)
MVP: Michael Fiers (+.305)
LVP: Cody Ransom (-.075)
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to see what Michael Fiers can do as a member of the full time rotation.
The Brewers got everything they could have hoped for from Fiers tonight and then some, as he allowed just one run on five hits, walking none and striking out three over seven innings. He needed just 89 pitches to record 21 outs, and was rewarded with his first major league win.
Meanwhile, both Brewer runs scored tonight on Ryan Braun's first inning opposite-field home run. Braun had two hits tonight after getting just one in his previous three games. The Brewers managed just five hits as a team tonight, but they were enough.
Martin Maldonado singled in his first at bat tonight, earning his first major league hit. He has one more Brewer hit than Brooks Conrad, who struck out in the eighth to drop to 0-for-22 this season.
John Axford made things interesting tonight, allowing a leadoff double to Matt Kemp and hitting Andre Ethier with a pitch in the ninth before getting a double play and a groundout to secure his ninth save. His appearance tonight was his third in as many days, and it's probably safe to assume he'll be unavailable tomorrow.
This series continues tomorrow, with Yovani Gallardo taking on Clayton Kershaw at 9:10.