National League Preview from The Sports Network|
Thursday, July 25th
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (45-57) at Milwaukee Brewers (42-58), 2:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Edinson Volquez (7-8, 5.73)
Milwaukee - Yovani Gallardo (8-8, 4.58)
(Sports Network) - Yovani Gallardo tries to win his third straight decision
when the Milwaukee Brewers close a four-game series against the San Diego
Padres at Miller Park.
Gallardo threw 6 1/3 shutout innings against Miami Saturday to move to 2-0
over his last three outings. He's 4-2 with a 4.17 ERA in seven games against
Edinson Volquez stopped a two-start skid in his last appearance. Thursday, the
Padres lean again on the 30-year-old right-hander as San Diego tries to earn a
series victory. Volquez allowed four hits and three runs over five frames in a
win at St. Louis on Saturday. He's 4-1 with a 5.05 ERA in 11 starts versus the
Volquez is 4-0 over his last nine road starts. His last away loss came April 7
Last night, Carlos Gomez went 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Kyle
Lohse spun seven strong innings as the Brewers earned a 3-1 win.
"Gomez had really nice at-bats today. We had a lot of opportunities. We still
should have scored more runs," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke. "It is nice
to see guys get into scoring position. The offense was definitely better, but
I still would like to see us score a bunch of runs when we get the
Lohse (7-7) gave up one run on five hits to pick up his fourth win in five
starts. The right-hander struck out six without issuing a walk.
"His style is such that he can pitch in well and go away. This guy is a good
pitcher, we just couldn't break through on any mistakes he made. Offensively
we just couldn't get any runs," Padres manager Bud Black said of Lohse.
Norichika Aoki scored twice for the Brewers, who have won five of their last
Jim Henderson stranded a runner in the ninth to nail down his 11th save of the
Nick Hundley hit a solo homer for the Padres, who are 5-17 since June 29.
The Brewers won two of three from the Padres when the teams met for a three-
game series in California in April.
07/25 10:33:09 ET