The Brewers started the scoring with a first inning solo homer of their own from hideously ugly All-Star Corey Hart. The Braves did their scoring in the third, with solo shots from The Prado and Chipper. And that was it for the scoring, as the two teams combined to go 0-11 with runners in scoring position and leave fifteen men on base. The Brewers blew their best scoring chance in the second, when they made the foolish decision to challenge the arm of the recently returned Jason Heyward and wound up making the first out of the inning at third base. The Braves had a number of two-on situations in the middle innings but couldn’t do anything with them.
Jurrjens tired in the seventh and left with two on and two out, 91 pitches thrown, but Moylan finished the inning with a groundout. The Brewers got the first man on against Moylan in the eighth with an “infield single” that Peter actually made a great play on but Glaus couldn’t handle the throw. He got the next two man on a forceout and Venters got another force and a popup to end the Brewers’ last threat, as Wagner was his usual dominating self, with two strikeouts and a weak popup.
Heyward went 0-4 in his return with a strikeout, but looked better at the plate and made a great running catch (that knocked him silly when he ran into the foul pole). Gonzalez was 1-3 with a walk (counted as intentional, but the catcher didn’t stand up until it was 3-0).