Fiers Fires Eight Solid Innings As Brewers Beat Dodgers
8/9/2014 10:00:00 PM
By Nate Alberts- From Miller Park
The Milwaukee Brewers will look for the series sweep Sunday after Mike Fiers delivered eight solid innings in the Brewers 4-1 win Saturday.
Fiers filled in for starting pitcher Matt Garza who is currently on the disabled list. Entering Saturday, the Dodgers were the top team in the National League and they only got three hits off Fiers.
After 101 pitches Fiers recorded 8 innings, 1 run (home run to Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth), 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
Mike Fiers Talks Outing
In the Brewers last 18 starts, the starting rotation has an ERA of 2.35 and 15 quality starts.
Dodgers starting pitcher and former Brewer Zack Greinke took the loss after going 6 innings allowing 4 runs and striking out six. Greinke, now 15-2 lifetime at Miller Park, gave up a two-run home run to Khris Davis in the second inning putting the Brewers a head 2-0,but would settle down until the sixth inning.
Manager Roenicke Talks Fiers & Greinke
In that sixth inning, Carlos Gomez led off with a solo home run on a hanging breaking ball that hit off the foul pole in left. Greinke would then allow a single to Jonathan Lucroy, a walk to Ryan Braun and then a run scoring single from Aramis Ramirez that gave the Brewers thier final run total.
Lucroy, against his former battery mate, had a three hit game as well did Aramis Ramirez. Ramirez extended his hit streak to 11-games and now has a batting average of .301.
With the win and losses by the Pirates, Cardinals and Cubs the Brewers lead in the NL-Central is 2 1/2 on the Pirates, 3 on the Cardinals and 15 on the Cubs.
The Brewers go for the series sweep against one of the leagues best pitchers in Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw, a dominate lefty, will look to beat Jimmy Nelson who gets the start. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10. All fans in attendance will get a Chorizo bobblehead for Cerveceros Day. The Brewers will be wearing jersey that says Cerveceros across the chest.