National League Game Summary - Atlanta at Milwaukee
(Tuesday, April 5th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 1, Atlanta 0
Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Yovani Gallardo faced just 28 hitters en
route to two-hit shutout against the Braves, helping the Brewers earn their
first win this season, 1-0.
It was also the first managerial victory for Ron Roenicke, who rode the right
arm of his 25-year-old ace.
Gallardo (1-0) only recorded two strikeouts but befuddled the Braves all
night, getting them to hit into 16 ground ball outs for his third career
shutout. He also scored the game's only run on Ryan Braun's base hit in the
Derek Lowe (1-1) was the hard-luck loser, getting charged with one run on five
hits and three walks over six innings for the Braves, who never put a runner
past first base.
Gallardo erased Nate McLouth's first-inning single by getting Chipper Jones to
ground into an inning-ending double play, then he hit a one-out base hit in
the home third.
"He's a good hitter. It's not surprising when he gets a hit," Roenicke said of
Nyjer Morgan moved Gallardo into scoring position with a two-out single, and
Braun's sharp liner off Jones' glove at third knocked in the only run the
Mexican hurler needed.
Martin Prado worked one of Atlanta's two walks to start the fourth, but he was
erased when McLouth bounced into a 1-6-1 twin killing.
Dan Uggla, whose late solo home run was the difference in Monday's 2-1 win,
had Atlanta's second and final hit leading off the eighth. He appeared to
steal second with one out, but slid over the bag and was tagged out.
The Brewers had two runners thrown out at the plate in the bottom half, but
Gallardo retired Eric Hinske, pinch-hitter Freddie Freeman and Martin Prado in
the ninth to complete his gem.
"I was going to go out there no matter what. I wasn't going to let them take
me out," Gallardo said.
Gallardo threw 65 of his 111 pitches for strikes in his fourth career complete
game....The Brewers started the season 0-4 for the first time since
2003...Lowe also struck out seven...Morgan had three hits and Braun had two
with two walks...Game time: 2:21.
04/06 01:10:19 ET
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