It was not the opening day Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo had hoped for. Milwaukee’s ace labored through five innings with a totally ineffective curveball and gave up 10 hits and three earned runs.
His Brewers teammates picked up their number one pitcher however with late and extra inning heroics. After Milwaukee clawed their way to a 4-3 lead in the ninth inning John Axford blew his first save opportunity of the year.
In the bottom of the tenth inning Jonathan Lucroy's sacrifice fly scored Rickie Weeks from third base as Milwaukee snapped a four-game losing streak on Opening Day. Winners 5-4 over the Colorado Rockies had the fifth largest crowd in Miller Park history hitting the exits knowing they got their money’s worth on day one of the 162 game season.