Milwaukee Brewers Record First Win of 2012
Brewers 6, Cardinals 0
W: Greinke (1-0) L: Wainwright (0-1)
Zack Greinke was in Cy Young form as only allowed three hits in 7.0 innings pitched while striking out seven. There was no doubt from the very first pitch of the ball game Greinke was on a mission to show anyone watching he is determined to be the best this season. His stuff had every single one of the Cardinal batters fooled with the exception of David Freese who went 2-4.
On the other hand, Adam Wainwright pitched well in his season debut after missing all of 2011 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Wainwright went 5.2 innings surrendering three earned runs on four hits while fanning six.
The star of the game was Corey Hart who homered twice and recorded three RBI. His first came in the bottom of the second hitting as he led off with the second longest homer of his career, a deep solo shot to left field.
The Brewers maintained a one-run lead through several innings until the bottom of the sixth. Rickie Weeks led off the inning with a single and Nyjer Morgan followed with a sacrifice bunt that turned into an Wainwright throwing error. With two outs, Aramis Ramirez came up with a big RBI double to deep center field for his first hit as Brewer. After Wainwright was removed from the game, Hart gave Milwaukee some breathing room by crushing his second home run of the game to center field.
Weeks hit a solo shot in the eighth followed by Carlos Gomez’s second RBI on the young season as he hit a double to knock Ryan Braun in from second. Braun followed up his dismal 0-5 performance yesterday by going 2-3 with two doubles and a walk.