The way the game started out, it looked like it was going to be an offensive explosion. Instead, the Brewers held on to win a close one.
Keon Broxton hit a solo shot in the first and Travis Shaw scored on an infield single by Domingo Santana to give the Brewers an early 2-0 lead. In the fifth, Santana launched a homer to right to put the Brewers up 4-2. The bats have seldom been the problem this season so far, as Milwaukee is averaging four runs a game.
The pitching on the other hand has been shaky. Although, Wily Peralta won his second game in as many starts, while striking out 7 batters in six innings of work and allowing 3 runs on 5 hits.
The middle relief was uncharacteristically sharp for a team who has struggled to contain the opposition lately. Manager Craig Counsel used one pitcher in each of the last the innings and they struck out 3, while walking 1 and not allowing any hits or runs. Closer Neftali Feliz notched his second save in as many tries.