National League Game Summary - Milwaukee at Arizona
(Tuesday, July 19th)
Final Score: Milwaukee 11, Arizona 3
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Barry Enright's return the majors was one
the Stockton, California, native would like to forget.
The Milwaukee Brewers tagged Enright (1-4), who was recalled from the minors
prior to the game, for four homers and six runs in just three innings to set
the tone in an 11-3 thumping of the Arizona Diamondbacks. That included three
homers in the opening frame.
Yuniesky Betancourt led the charge with two home runs and four RBI, while
Corey Hart, Ryan Braun and Rickie Weeks also went yard.
A beneficiary of the onslaught, Yovani Gallardo (11-6) allowed three runs --
one earned -- on four hits while striking out six in as many innings to earn
Brandon Allen unleashed a mammoth homer for the Diamondbacks, who saw their
three-game win streak come to an end.
On Monday, the Brewers were blanked 3-0 in the opener of this four-game
series, but Enright proved the ideal elixir.
Hart began the game with a shot over the wall in left-center off Enright, who
was recalled from Triple-A Reno. After Nyjer Morgan reached with a single,
Braun, who has been hampered by an ailing left leg, emphatically announced his
return to the lineup with a blast to left.
Enright appeared to settle, striking out Prince Fielder and inducing Weeks
into a groundout, but Casey McGehee followed with a single and Betancourt
launched a homer to left, giving the Brewers a comfortable 5-0 cushion.
Undaunted, the Diamondbacks pushed two across in the home half. Ryan Roberts
reached on a throwing error by Betancourt, advanced to second on Stephen
Drew's groundout and crossed the plate on Justin Upton's base hit up the
middle. Upton moved to third on Chris Young's single and scored via Miguel
Montero's sac fly.
Weeks responded in the top of the third with a solo shot to center.
"To put the ball down the middle for those guys, in that first inning
especially, it's not acceptable," said Enright. "We talked about it before,
location is going to be who I am. I'm not going to blow anyone away."
The Diamondbacks joined the long-ball fray courtesy of Allen's jaw-dropping
shot over the foul pole in right. The impressive solo blast, estimated at 455
feet, made it a 6-3 game.
The Brewers answered again, however, scoring three runs in the sixth to put
the game out of reach. Betancourt and Jonathan Lucroy led off with singles and
Gallardo walked to load the bases and chase Zach Duke from the game.
Yhency Brazoban entered and walked Hart, hit Morgan and walked Carlos Gomez in
succession to account for all three runs.
In the ninth, McGehee and Betancourt bookended the performance with a single
and successive home run, respectively, to seal the final margin.
"Today was one of those days that everything worked out and hopefully this can
show us that we can do it on the road," said Hart. "You never know with
us, though. Hopefully it carries over and we get that confidence we need."
The Brewers are 19-32 on the road this season, as opposed to 33-14 at
home...Entering the game, Enright's 1.82 home runs allowed per nine innings
stood as the second-highest among pitchers (minimum 20 starts) since
2010...Gallardo is 5-0 in five career starts versus the
Diamondbacks...Prior to Tuesday, Braun had missed 10 starts in the team's
past 13 games...The Diamondbacks released pitcher Aaron Heilman on
Tuesday...Betancourt notched his first career multi-home run game.
07/20 02:05:11 ET
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