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The Diamondbacks were silenced in Game 1 in Milwaukee. The Brewers went on to win 4-1 behind an amazing game behind Yovani Gallardo.
Gallardo pitched 8 strong innings striking out nine batters and only allowing 4 hits. Ryan Roberts was able to hit a home run in the 8th inning but it was not enough. Behind the Milwaukee offense Gallardo had enough breathing room to pitch the way he needed to get the win.
Prince Fielder had no problem with Ian Kennedy hitting a 2 run home run in the 7th inning
Kennedy was quite the opposite. He did not look like the 21 game winner and Cy Young candidate. Kennedy allowed 8 hits, 4 runs, and struck out only 3 batters. His biggest mistake came in the bottom of the 7th inning. Prince Fielder came up to bat with Ryan Braun on 2nd base. One option would be to walk Fielder and take your chances on Rickie Weeks. Instead Kennedy pitched to Fielder and crushed a 2 run home run to put the Diamondbacks to bed. Why he was not walked is beyond me. You c...
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MILWAUKEE -- It didnt take much creativity for the Milwaukee Brewers to grab a 1-0 series lead over the Arizona in the NL Division Series on Saturday. Their season-long model for winning worked to perfection.
Milwaukee's 4-1 victory started with a masterful outing from starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, was bolstered by Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder and was sealed by John Axford...
Yovani Gallardo struck out nine in eight dominant innings and Prince Fielder added a two-run homer to lead the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Saturday.
Ryan Braun collected three hits and scored a pair of runs for the Brewers.
The Diamondbacks squandered their best opportunity in the...
Prince Fielder said on the eve of the Milwaukee Brewers' National League Division Series opener with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Miller Park that perhaps the biggest mistake he made going into his first postseason appearance in 2008 was being too amped up.
His goal heading into Saturday? "Try to be real cool," he said Friday. "As cool as possible." Fielder...
Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday. Prince Fielder chased Kennedy with a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning, helping erase the stigma that the big slugger's playoffs would be anything like 2008,...
Yovani Gallardo emerged from the shadows, outpitching Arizona ace Ian Kennedy as the Milwaukee Brewers kept winning at Miller Park, beating the Diamondbacks 4-1 in their NL division series opener on Saturday.
Prince Fielder chased Kennedy with a two-out, two-run homer in the seventh inning, helping erase the stigma that the big slugger's playoffs would be anything like 2008...
The Brewers' stars shined in Game 1. Yovani Gallardo dominated the Diamondbacks over eight innings, and Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun were the offensive catalysts in a 4-1 win.
The Milwaukee Brewers (96-66) did their-selves a huge favor when clinching the second seed in the Playoffs. By doing so, they emerged as the favorites in their National League Divisional Series (NLDS) with the Arizona Diamondbacks (94-68).
On paper, the Brewers and D-Backs appear to be two evenly matched teams, but at home, the Brewers have played great baseball with a league-best...
D-backs manager Kirk Gibson's decision to challenge Prince Fielder in Saturday's Game 1 of the National League Division Series brings back memories of Gibson's World-Series clinching homer in 1984.
Some may think that the D-backs were not patient enough against Brewers starter Yovani Gallardo in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. Manager Kirk Gibson, though, is not one of them.
One Brewers player in particular was stirring memories Friday for D-backs manager Kirk Gibson, whose club will face Milwaukee in Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Saturday. Gibson played three seasons with Prince Fielder's father, Cecil, in Detroit.
It was starting pitching that carried the Milwaukee Brewers to a franchise-record 96 victories and their first division title since 1982, so the conventional thinking on the eve of the playoffs is the National League Central champions will go only as far as their starting pitching takes them.
"It all starts with starting pitching," outfielder Ryan Braun said. "All...