April 30. 2009 - Arizona Diamondbacks Box Score

 

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Arizona
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG Milwaukee
Pos AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
Lopez 2B 4 1 2 1 0 1 .318 Weeks 2B 4 1 3 1 0 0 .281
Young CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .198 Hart RF 3 1 0 0 1 1 .284
Tracy 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .270 Braun LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .317
Reynolds 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 .263 Fielder 1B 3 0 0 1 1 3 .234
Jackson LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .203 Cameron CF 4 0 3 2 0 1 .333
Upton RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .250 Hardy SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 .156
Snyder C 2 0 1 0 0 0 .150 Hall 3B 3 0 1 0 1 1 .304
Wilson SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 .333 Kendall C 4 1 1 0 0 0 .169
Scherzer P 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 Suppan P 1 0 0 0 1 1 .286
Gordon P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 DiFelice P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Gutierrez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 a-Counsell PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Schoeneweis P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Coffey P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rauch P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 b-Nelson PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Byrnes PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .173 Hoffman P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Vasquez P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals

31
1
7
1
0
5

Totals

32
4
8
4
4 9

a-Flied out for Rauch in the 8th. a-Grounded into a fielder's choice for DiFelice in the 7th. b-Flied out for Coffey in the 8th.
BATTING
2B: Jackson (2, Suppan).
HR: Lopez, F (3, 1st inning off Suppan, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lopez, F 5; Tracy; Jackson 2; Upton; Snyder; Wilson, Jo.
RBI: Lopez, F (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Scherzer; Snyder.
GIDP: Wilson, Jo.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lopez, F (1, 2nd base by Suppan/Kendall).
PO: Upton (1st base by Suppan).
BATTING
2B: Hall (6, Scherzer), Cameron 2 (9, Scherzer, Schoeneweis).
TB: Weeks 3; Cameron 5; Hall 2; Kendall.
RBI: Weeks (15), Fielder (17), Cameron 2 (15).
2-out RBI: Fielder; Cameron 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendall; Hall; Hardy 2.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Hall-Weeks-Fielder).
Pickoffs: Suppan (Upton at 1st base).
Arizona
IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Milwaukee IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Scherzer 6.0 5 0 0 1 7 0 3.38 Suppan 6.1 6 1 1 3 3 1 5.88
Gordon (BS, 1)(L, 0-1) 0.1 2 4 4 2 0 0 27.00 DiFelice (W, 2-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.77
Gutierrez 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.00 Coffey (H, 4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.57
Schoeneweis 0.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.35 Hoffman (S, 2) 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00
Rauch 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.31
Vasquez 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.50
Schoeneweis pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Gordon 2.
HBP: Snyder (by Suppan).
Pitches-strikes: Scherzer 107-71, Gordon 19-7, Gutierrez, J 7-5, Schoeneweis 6-2, Rauch 1-1, Vasquez 10-7, Suppan 97-62, DiFelice 7-5, Coffey 8-6, Hoffman 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Scherzer 7-4, Gordon 1-0, Gutierrez, J 0-0, Schoeneweis 0-0, Rauch 0-1, Vasquez 0-2, Suppan 8-6, DiFelice 2-0, Coffey 1-2, Hoffman 0-1.
Batters faced: Scherzer 24, Gordon 5, Gutierrez, J 1, Schoeneweis 2, Rauch 1, Vasquez 3, Suppan 23, DiFelice 2, Coffey 3, Hoffman 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Gutierrez, J 3-0, Schoeneweis 3-3, Rauch 2-0, DiFelice 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 66 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:58.
Att: 26,464.
April 30, 2009

Game Recap

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers couldn't catch up with Max Scherzer's 96-mph fastball. As it turns out, they didn't have to.

After flailing mostly at air through six shutout innings by the hard-throwing Arizona starter, the Brewers scored four runs off the Diamondbacks' bullpen in the seventh inning and held on to win 4-1 on Thursday.

In a significant test of Milwaukee's more patient approach at the plate this season, the Brewers couldn't score off Scherzer. But they did make him work hard enough to leave the game after the sixth.

"That's the philosophy behind working the pitcher -- you want to get into their bullpen," Brewers manager Ken Macha said.

It was another momentum-building victory for the Brewers, who got their longest -- and best -- outing of the season from starter Jeff Suppan. Coming off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, Milwaukee has won eight of its last nine games after a rough start to the season.

"Just gritty," said Mike Cameron, who had a two-run double in the seventh. "That was a sign of a really good baseball team, and hopefully we can continue to come up [big] in those situations."

New Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman pitched the ninth for his second save.

It was a hard-luck outing for Scherzer, who struck out seven in a dominant outing but again was denied his first career victory. Scherzer left the game with a 1-0 lead, but the Diamondbacks' bullpen couldn't hold on.

Tom Gordon (0-1) walked Bill Hall to lead off the inning, then allowed a soft single to Jason Kendall. Pinch-hitter Craig Counsell chopped a grounder to first baseman Chad Tracy, who ran all the way across the infield to tag Hall, who was frozen between third and home.

The runners advanced to second and third on a wild pitch by Gordon, and Rickie Weeks tied the game with an RBI single to left. Gordon then walked Corey Hart to load the bases for Ryan Braun.

"I was wild, and it cost us," Gordon said.

Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin and Scherzer both backed Gordon.

"We still have confidence in him in that situation," Melvin said.

Melvin brought in reliever Juan Gutierrez, who struck out Braun, then brought in left-hander Scott Schoeneweis to face Prince Fielder. Schoeneweis walked Fielder to bring in a run and give the Brewers the lead -- a major rebound for Fielder, who managed to put aside the three strikeouts he had against Scherzer.

"My first couple years, I couldn't do that," Fielder said. "But as I get older, it's kind of getting better and better."

Cameron then smacked a ground-rule double to left field to score two more and put Milwaukee up 4-1.

Brewers reliever Mark DiFelice (2-0) got a pair of outs in the seventh to earn the victory.

Scherzer made his debut to rave reviews last April. But a combination of injuries, early exits and sporadic run support kept him from earning his first win. And Thursday was no different.

"I'm disappointed the team didn't win -- not that I didn't win," Scherzer said.

Scherzer repeatedly threw fastballs between 94 and 96 mph for strikes.

"I'll tell you what -- wow," Suppan said.

Suppan wasn't nearly as flashy but was almost as effective. He gave up a leadoff home run to Felipe Lopez in 6 1/3 innings. Suppan gave up only five more hits and no walks, exiting to applause with one out in the seventh.

Suppan acknowledged that his command is improving, but said he didn't think he's pitching much differently than he was early in the season.

"Other than the results," Suppan said.

Game Notes

After placing backup C Mike Rivera on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left ankle Wednesday, the Brewers purchased the contract of C Carlos Coporan from Triple-A Nashville. ... Brewers manager Ken Macha said regular catcher Kendall is likely to catch the next 15 games. ... It was the beginning of an eight-game road trip for the Diamondbacks, who played 18 of their first 21 games at home.