W: Ian Kennedy (6-7)
L: Randy Wolf (2-6)
HR: Aaron Hill (11); Paul Goldschmidt (11)
MVP: Nyjer Morgan (.073 WPA)
LVP: Wolf (-.451 WPA)
Brian Anderson described this game best as "Cyclewatch." Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill went 4-for-5 and completed the cycle with a triple off Livan Hernandez. It was Hill's second cycle of the season, a feat that has not been accomplished since 1931. 1B Paul Goldschmidt came a triple shy, hitting his second double of the night in the 9th by ground rule.
As might be obvious from the MVP's WPA, no Brewer even came close to the cycle. The Brewers were able to scratch across three runs: one in the first on an Aramis Ramirez groundout, and another two in the sixth on a Cesar Izturis double. Morgan, Norichika Aoki, and Izturis each had two hits.
Actually, it probably wouldn't have mattered even if a Brewer had managed to hit for the cycle. Randy Wolf put the Brewers in a big hole early, giving up eight runs over just four innings, just as he did on April 13 vs. Atlanta. Wolf's ERA now stands at 5.78 on the season.
The bullpen performed adequately in mop up duty the rest of the evening; kind of ironic that on a night when the starting pitching falters, the bullpen turns in a decent outing. Tim Dillard, Kameron Loe, Jose Veras, and Manny Parra each pitched a scoreless inning. The sole blemish after Wolf exited was Hill's RBI triple in the sixth off Hernandez.
Not much to write home about on this one. The Brewers were never really in it, and drop to 34-42 on the season. Game two pits Michael Fiers (2-2) against Wade Miley (9-3) at 6:15 tomorrow.