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Wednesday, April 23rd
(All times Eastern)
San Diego Padres (10-11) at Milwaukee Brewers (15-6), 8:10 p.m.
Probable Starting Pitchers: San Diego - Tyson Ross (2-2, 2.13)
Milwaukee - Kyle Lohse (3-1, 2.67)
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Milwaukee Brewers will try to get back on track when
they shoot for a series win over the San Diego Padres Wednesday at Miller
The Brewers had a four-game winning streak stopped with Tuesday's 2-1 loss in
12 innings to the Padres, as Chase Headley belted the go-ahead home run in the
top of the 12th inning off Brewers reliever Alfredo Figaro.
Scooter Gennett homered and Milwaukee starter Yovani Gallardo was solid
through seven innings for the no-decision, giving up one run and five hits. He
struck out four and walked two batters.
"I thought (Gallardo) was really good," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said.
"Their pitchers did a nice job. We had a couple of opportunities to score.
When you let those runs get away it's tough."
Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez went 1-for-6 in the loss and appealed his
three-game suspension for his involvement in a brawl at Pittsburgh on Easter
Sunday. Brewers backup catcher Martin Maldonado started his five-game
Pirates outfielder Travis Snider was suspended two games and catcher Russell
Martin one game, and they also appealed. All four players were also fined.
The Brewers have scored four or more runs in each of Kyle Lohse's last three
starts and he takes the mound Wednesday. Lohse has won each game in that
stretch and is 3-1 with a 2.67 earned run average.
Lohse has allowed just an earned run in the last two outings, including last
Friday's 5-3 victory at Pittsburgh in which he scattered four hits and struck
out five with three walks over 6 1/3 innings. He has made 11 career starts
against San Diego, going 5-4 with a 4.31 ERA in that time.
San Diego can win this series with a victory Wednesday and prevailed for the
third time in five tries thanks to Headley's clutch home run.
"I was looking for a fastball I could handle," Headley said. "I was sitting
dead-red on a fastball."
Chris Denorfia had three hits and Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy struck
out five and walked three in six innings of work. He allowed just a run and
scattered four hits. Donn Roach got the win with two scoreless innings of
relief and Huston Street tossed the 12th for his seventh save.
After this series at Miller Park, the Padres will continue a 10-game trip with
four games in Washington.
Padres starter Tyson Ross hopes a few adjustments to his delivery continue to
work in his favor when he toes the rubber Wednesday. Ross hurled eight
scoreless innings and allowed just four hits with nine K's and one walk in
last Friday's 2-1 win over San Francisco.
Ross has won back-to-back starts and held Detroit's vaunted lineup to a run on
six hits in seven innings on April 13. He opened the 2014 season with
consecutive losses and is now 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA. Ross, a right-hander, won
his only start against Milwaukee last July 23, when he was reached for only a
run and two hits in six innings of a 6-2 triumph at Miller Park.
The Padres went 4-3 against the Brewers last season with a 3-1 mark at Miller
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