Brewers 3, Dodgers 2
W: Loe (1-0) L: Guerrier (0-1)
Zack Greinke pitched outstanding as he only allowed two earned runs and struck out seven in seven innings pitched. Unfortunately, he was not able to win his 13th consecutive contest at Miller Park as he took a no-decision. Former Brewer Chris Capuano had a great outing as well as he went six innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out four batters.
The Dodgers jumped on Greinke early when Matt Kemp singled home Mark Ellis for a one-run lead. Milwaukee’s Mat Gamel did not waste much time as he struck in the bottom of the second with an RBI single of his own to score Corey Hart.
Los Angeles took a 2-1 lead into the sixth inning when Aramis Ramirez crushed his first home run as a Brewer to left center field to tie the game up at two apiece. Francisco Rodriguez and John Axford did their job as they were able to throw two scoreless innings to take the game into extras. Reliever Kameron Loe pitched well in the 10th inning as he got Juan Rivera to ground into a double-play that ended the Dodgers threat.
Jonathan Lucroy led off the bottom of the 10th with a walk and was replaced by pinch-runner Nyjer Morgan. After Cesar Izturis failed to bunt Morgan over to second, Rickie Weeks stepped up to the plate. Morgan stole second clean and advanced to third when catcher A.J. Ellis made a terrible throw and committed an error as the ball sailed into the outfield.
The Dodgers brought in a fifth infielder and walked weeks. George Kottaras, the walk-off hero from last night, walked on five pitched to load the bases and set the stage for MVP Ryan Braun. He popped up the second pitch to shallow center field but Kemp was unable to make a good throw as Morgan slide safely across home plate.
Brewer fans went wild as the team celebrated their second walk-off win in as many nights. This is a huge momentum builder for the team as the Dodgers are considered one of the best teams in baseball. The important thing is Milwaukee’s two aces pitched excellent against a very talented offensive team and the Brewers are back to .500. Hopefully, Randy Wolf can work his magic tomorrow afternoon and record Milwaukee’s first sweep of the 2012 season.